As part of ISC21 and in keeping with its ‘virtual nature’ several HPC community leaders were video interviewed on a range of topics. HPCwire participated in this program and chatted with Bill Mannel, HPE’s senior vice president and GM for HPC. Exascale computing topped the agenda given HPE’s remarkable win of all three currently planned U.S. exascale systems, but the conversation also explored growing processor diversity, AI prospects and challenges, and more.
Bill is a familiar figure in HPC. He is a former HPCwire Person to Watch (2016). He joined HPE in 2014 from SGI (later acquired by HPE) and has had stints at NASA and the U.S. Air Force. Presented here is a slightly longer version of the video interview (~30 mins) than the one shown by ISC. It’s one of those cases where, we think, the first take – this one – was the best but also a bit too long for the original time slot allotted. Enjoy.