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HPC Application Support for GPU Computing

by Addison Snell, Laura Segervall
for Intersect360 Research
November 2017

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In this report, Intersect360 Research has listed the 50 most commonly used high performance computing (HPC) applications, identifying those that currently have GPU acceleration incorporated. According to the latest HPC User Site Census data and additional research, of the 50 most popular application packages mentioned by HPC users, 34 offer GPU support today, with another two currently under development. All 15 of the top 15 applications currently have some form of GPU support. GPU computing has reached a tipping point in the HPC market that will encourage continued increased in application optimization.
 
The growth of GPU adoption for HPC has been driven almost entirely by NVIDIA, which has invested heavily in building a robust software ecosystem to support its hardware. Specifically, the company has developed a set of parallel programming APIs, libraries, and associated software development tools to support application development on its CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) GPU platform. NVIDIA has also established over 20 GPU centers of excellence around the world, as well as a global network of GPU research and educations centers encompassing hundreds of academic institutions. Those efforts have supported the acceleration of software tool development for general-purpose GPU programming, in addition to aiding the porting of open-source HPC codes to GPUs. The company has also collaborated with ISVs to help accelerate commercial HPC applications and libraries.
 
Today, one of the biggest market dynamics is the advent of AI. Many organizations are looking to deep learning techniques to bring AI advancements to their products, services, or operations. These algorithms often rely on GPUs, to the extent that AI has become a major growth driver for NVIDIA. The rise of AI is reflected in this list with the appearance of TensorFlow, currently tied as the 35th most commonly cited application in the HPC User Site Census survey.
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY    1
  • METHODOLOGY    3
  • RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS  3
  • Chemistry    5
  • Fluid Dynamics Analysis     6
  • Structural Analysis     6
  • Visualization/Image Analysis     7
  • Biosciences   8
  • Other Top 50 HPC Applications     8
  • INTERSECT360 RESEARCH ANALYSIS   10


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