Tiffany Trader, HPC wire, A New Era in HPC, here. The fourth era of high performance computing (HFT Erlang) is the Alfonso Bedoya era. We don’t need no stinkin FMAs .
With the first slide, Neely identifies three major eras of computing: mainframes, vector era, and distributed memory era (MPP). But there’s a fourth emerging era that has so-far proved to be difficult to define.
“There is no one defining feature of this new era like there has been in the past,” says Neely. “This manycore era for lack of a better term is where we are now. It’s characterized by accelerators, lots and lots of simple cores. It’s really all about extracting parallelism from your applications.