Director of Industry Solutions, HiTech/Semiconductor Amazon Web Services (AWS)
High-performance computing (HPC) has evolved from being a specialized and expensive technology supporting only the most advanced areas of science and research into a pervasive and widely available technology that impacts how products are designed and simulated, how weather is more accurately forecast, how medicines are more quickly developed and brought to market, and more. Integrated circuits and advanced systems-on-chip underlie all HPC technologies. In fact, the design, verification, and manufacturing of semiconductor devices that enable HPC would not be possible without ever-improving HPC technologies to allow more challenging simulation, verification, and manufacturing workloads. In the past decade, cloud has emerged as a cost-effective and high-performance alternative for the most challenging HPC workloads, enabled in large part by silicon-level innovations that continue to increase the power of cloud. This talk highlights the most exciting trends in cloud-based HPC and the technologies that enable HPC on the cloud for a range of industries and use cases, including AI/ML and simulation-driven science and engineering, and the emergence of digital twin technologies.