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High-performance computing leadership to enable advances in artificial intelligence and a thriving compute ecosystem...

by Georgia Tourassi, Mallikarjun Shankar, Feiyi Wang
Publication Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
Page Numbers
257 to 261
Publisher Name
OECD Publishing
Publisher Location
Paris, France

The past three decades have witnessed the widespread adoption of high-performance computing (HPC) as an essential tool in the advancement of science. From accelerating critical research in the wake of a global pandemic to climate modelling and national security, HPC has become integral to the most cutting-edge scientific research around the world and across application domains. The global competition to debut the next fastest supercomputer keeps pushing the field forward. Meanwhile, increasing capabilities are bringing hallmarks of science fiction, such as artificial intelligence (AI), into daily life. However, the tremendous power of new computing systems comes with an increased concern about equitable access to these resources and their impact on supporting a thriving workforce.