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Supercomputing to Save the Planet


Fujitsu CTO Vivek Mahajan

A compute-as-a-service" (CaaS) model could provide supercomputing capabilities to anyone with an Internet connection.

Credit: Computing

One of the main uses of modern cloud is to provide higher levels of compute power, but this really just comes down to working on a slightly superior machine. It might be faster, but it has the same limitations as your office laptop. Fujitsu CTO Vivek Mahajan, though, sees a future where quantum and high-performance computing (HPC) are available to the masses.

"With computing today you've got HPC...which has the ability to process massive amounts of data at a very fast pace—but it has been confined [to] a very narrow view," said Mahajan. "We believe it's going to become much more widespread. Peoples' needs for computing will increase more and more, they'll be exponential, and traditional hardware won't be able to keep pace with that. "What we call HPC or supercomputing today will be democratized and used by masses."

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