This week at GTC Asia in Beijing, NVIDIA highlighted a number of young companies making use of GPU computing during its Emerging Companies Summit. The companies selected fit into a range of HPC, cloud and mobile markets that are meeting an ever-expanding array of verticals, both in traditional high performance computing arenas and in broader consumer contexts.
The National Security Agency (NSA) has released unclassified documents detailing a new supercomputing facility and a cybersecurity initiative focused on cloud security and mobility.
Cloud computing has opened doors to accessing high-end resources that many organizations were once barred from due to cost. With the convergence of mobile applications that provide interfaces to sophisticated resources, we are on the verge of yet another shift in high-performance computing in the next few years.
According to NVIDIA, the company is seeking to branch out with CUDA, extending it to power mobile devices of all sizes in order to allow for a richer assortment of multimedia-heavy applications.
The National Science Foundation announced a round of grant funding to support research into cloud computing (with an emphasis on security and privacy) as well as new paradigm shifts for internet use, including mobile device optimization and network reliability.