June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: HPC Startups: Innovation Brought to Life
Time: Monday, June 23, 2014
03:15 pm - 04:30 pm
Room:   Exhibition Hall #660
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Coffee Break
Chair:   Michael Feldman, Intersect360 Research
Speaker:   Christiaan Best, Green Revolution Cooling
  Wolfgang Gentzsch, ISC Cloud & UberCloud Community & Marketplace
  Ulrich Krackhardt, Extoll
  Andreas Olofsson, Adapteva
  Oliver Pell, Maxeler Technologies
Abstract:   Starting up a business in today’s computer industry is always a high-risk proposition. More than a third of fledgling companies in this segment fail after four years. The high performance computing area presents its own unique challenges for startups given the specialized needs of its users and their applications.  But today there is a wider array of funding opportunities than there have been in the past, while at the same time there is a growing focus on price-performance, energy efficiency, and ease of use.
For HPC, the unending demand for greater performance continues to drive innovation and encourages entrepreneurs with new technology and approaches to enter the field. This session will explore the experiences of a number of newer HPC companies as they navigate the challenges of starting up their businesses.