Virtual worlds like Second Life are becoming the killer app for supercomputers. Look for 3D Web applications to reinvigorate the supercomputer industry over the next decade. R.C.J.
The future of high-performance computing is the 3D Web, claims Intel CTO Justin Rattner, since it exploits the three reasons supercomputers are faster than normal computers. The "killer app" for supercomputers is the 3D Web, according to Intel Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner, who gave the keynote address at Supercomputer 2009 this week.
At SC 2009 (Nov. 14-20 in Portland, Ore.), nearly 9,000 computer scientists visited 318 booths exhibiting high-performance computing (HPC) solutions.