The Impact of HPC on Music
November 15, 2015
Many will be familiar with HPC and industrial or scientific applications, but now HPC is making its impact on something that touches the soul of millions and millions of people every day — music. In an interview with the inventor of HPC for Music, Antonis Karalis shared a brief explanation of how the future of music has been compromised and what steps are being taken to revolutionize music composition, the creative workflow, and deliver new entertainment experiences. Along the way, Karalis is applying cutting edge computing technologies including Intel Optane 3D memory and the Scalable System Framework.
HPCmusic and & Intel at Supercomputing 2015
November 15, 2015
HPC is driving the next revolution of the music experience from Digital 1.0 to Digital 2.0, with real-time composition of music. Coupled with Intel® Scalable System Framework and HPCmusic, explore what’s next for digital creation using HPC and what’s possible for the music industry. Get ready for an exhilarating interactive experience of both sight and sound - experience the future of music live at SC15!
HPCmusic and in car entertainment experience
September 11, 2015
The processing power in cars is moving even faster than Moore's law. Current high-end cars carry an arsenal of diverse sensors, display screens, human interfaces, ADAS features, Internet, Infotainment apps, active noise control, music and cinematic experiences, as well as the usual battery of car management functions. Something needs to crunch all that data to make sense of it. Our meeting will look at the needs and the optimal structure as a partnership between car compute and cloud compute.
HPCmusic to present at the Autotech Council's Car Compute, September 11
Beyond ordinary digital stereo and surround
August 24, 2015
As you may already know, we pioneer HPC for music production and reproduction. HPC384 and the DSC desktop supercomputer open up a whole new world of possibilities for music creation and sound innovation. HPC4D will leverage these emerging technologies in order to deliver the ultimate music & sound experience for consumers in cars, on headphones, in movie theaters and at home.
The Aural Computing Engine
May 1, 2015
Those who follow our research and development for the last few of years know that 2013 was the year of HPC384 Specification and the creation of HPCmusic Subgroup. 2014 was the year of the 'form factor' and the DSC Desktop Supercomputer introduction took place at SC14. HPCmusic got nominated for 'Top Products Or Technologies to Watch". 2015 will be the year for the Aural Computing Engine.
Eiosis and HPCmusic
February 27, 2015
We proudly welcome Eiosis as our partner. Audio processing genius Fabrice Gabriel and the rest of Eiosis team is constantly growing and developing both the Eiosis products and Slate Digital products under one roof. They develop innovative software for mixing engineers, musicians and recording studios.
HPCmusic at Stanford University
February 3, 2015
The HPC Advisory Council, together with Stanford University, will hold the HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference 2015 on February 2-3, 2015, at Stanford, California. The conference will focus on High-Performance Computing (HPC) usage models and benefits, the future of supercomputing, latest technology developments, best practices and advanced HPC topics. In addition, there will be a strong focus on socially responsible computing, with advancements in solutions for the small to medium enterprise to have better use of power, cooling, hardware, and software. The conference is open to the public and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates.
Connecting the music industry to HPC
January 24, 2015
NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization's popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. Our association — and our trade shows — serve as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.
Supercomputers and Rob Papen
January 26, 2015
HPCmusic proudly welcome Rob Papen cutting edge Virtual Synthesizers and FX music production technologies as our software partner. Rob Papen’s virtual instruments and FX are used by top producers like Armin van Buuren, Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road", Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) , Rami Yacoub (Britney Spears, BackStreet Boys, Celine Dion) and many more.
Making Music with HPC
In this increasingly compute-driven society, high-performance computing has touched nearly every academic discipline and many industry sectors as well – from materials science to medicine to manufacturing. But what about music? Music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of HPC, but that may soon change.
HPC Advisory Council Anounces HPCmusic Subgroup
“Through the work the HPC Advisory Council’s HPCmusic subgroup, we are able to expand the usage and performance potential of HPC in more areas beyond the academic and scientific realm.” said Gilad Shainer, chairman of the HPC Advisory Council.
HPC’s Role in Defining Music’s Creation
“I remember I had this little computer with 16K of memory, and everyone was astonished! What was I going to do with all this memory!” Hans Zimmer around 1983.
Music and technology have been walking side by side for millenniums. Musical instruments have been following the advancements in technology. They evolved with mechanical and acoustics advancements, followed by advancements in electronics, and finally, they now transition into virtual reality, based on powerful code and efficient computational resources. History taught us that different musical instruments gave us different sound palettes and eventually different genres of music. Mastering new technologies has always helped us to develop new compositional styles, and enhance production approaches and sonics.
HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference & Exascale Workshop.
Chairman of HPC Advisory Council Gilad Shainer is opening the conference.
HPCmusic at HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference.
Presentation: An advanced research project for enabling HPC in music creation and reproduction.
Lugano, California Lugano Convention Centre, Lugano, Switzerland - March 31 - April 3, 2014.
More info here.
HPC Advisory Council Announces HPCmusic Subgroup
Dec 9 2013
The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced the formation of the HPCmusic subgroup, an advanced research project that focuses on the usage of High-Performance Computing (HPC) to enable advancements in music production and creation. The new subgroup is chaired by Antonis Karalis, whom in 2012 received the prestigious HPC Advisory Council University Award for advanced research in the subject area of music in high-performance computing.
Nov 17 2013
HPCmusic at the Supercomputing Conference 2013.
HPC Advisory Council
Sep 3 2013
HPCmusic is an advanced research project about High Performance Computing and Music Production dedicated to enable HPC in music creation. It’s goal is to develop HPC cluster solutions that further enable the future of music production.
During the last 10 years, with the advancement of HPC, it gradually became possible to create a cluster that can facilitate the musical size of a full orchestra and let the composers change the ‘notes’ and the ‘feel’ of the music in real time. No other technological solution ever managed to achieve this.
We now have the chance to set the standards on how a cluster should work in order to serve composers on creating music inside a dedicated virtual environment. The goal is to provide the composer the ability to incorporate all the qualities of a symphonic orchestra, the improvisation of a jazz band and repeatability and consistency of a hybrid analog/digital system.
Antonis Karalis research to date clearly indicates that HPC projects are the only way to move music forward. With low latency systems that become transparent to the composer, we increase the potential of new musical ideas.
Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman.
Aug 27 2013
We would like to welcome as our partner.
Softube is a state of the art software and hardware developer founded by Oscar Öberg. Softube produce some of the most accurate simulations of professional audio hardware. They have done development for reputable companies such as Native Instruments, Abbey Road Studios, Universal Audio and Avid.
Creating the most advanced music production
system on the planet
July 24 2013
- Thousands of Intel CPU cores
- Analogue Sound Quality
- Advanced Oversampling
- Highly Advanced Mathematical Techniques
- Completely artifact-free band-limited interpolation
- InfiniBand (high performance computing)
- Industrial graded circuit simulators in realtime
- 8 FS (384 KHz) today and ready for up to 768kHz
- Mission-critical reliability
- NVIDIA CUDA enabled
- Windows 8 and Mac OS X Compatible
Applied Acoustics Systems
Aug 2 2013
We would like to welcome Applied Acoustics Systems
(www.applied-acoustics.com) as one of our partners.
This year, AAS celebrate 15 years of research and development in Physical Modeling. In 1998, Verge and Dérogis formed Applied Acoustics Systems to make state-of-the-art research in acoustics available to musicians and audio professionals. Stéphan Tassart, another IRCAM (www.ircam.fr) doctor, researcher and signal processing specialist, joined the team in October 1998.
Orchestrate innovation using HPC
July 2 2013
The innovative technologies which gave us the symphony orchestra, helped us create Beethoven and what we know as classical music. We need innovation of that scale and magnitude if we want to enable the next Beethoven and create genres of music as important as classical music. This is what we set out to do.
High Performance Computing has the scale we need to move music forward. It is the technology of the future, today.
In the photo - Intel's advanced SSD and storage technologies combined with Mellanox Technologies state of the art interconnect here at HPC Advisory Council Cluster Center
HPC Advisory Council Cluster Center
June 20 2013
By using widely available software in a creative way, and by combing the best hardware on the planet, we can now create a new category of tools for music professionals. This is what we are testing down at the HPC Advisory Council Cluster Center with the goal to develop HPC cluster solutions that further enable the future of music production.
The Machine Room
May 2 2013
HPCmusic is an advanced research project about High Performance Computing and Music Production dedicated to enable HPC in music creation. It's goal is to develop HPC cluster solutions that further enable the future of music production.
About HPC Advisory Subgroups
High-performance computing provides an invaluable role in research, product development and education. Over the past decade, HPC has migrated from supercomputers to commodity clusters. More than eighty percent of the TOP500 HPC installations in November 2009 were clusters. The driver for this move is a combination of Moore's Law (enabling higher performance systems at lower costs) and achieving best cost/performance and power/performance.
Once the domain of scientists and researchers, HPC has moved deeper into the enterprise and cloud computing marketplaces due to its unparallel performance, productivity, efficiency and ROI. HPC components enable faster database queries and data management, faster and more scalable cloud provisioning and maximize the overall systems efficiency.
The HPC Advisory Council has formed special interest subgroups to review, explore and experience future potential trends and solutions that include commodity HPC components and solutions.
"ACE has become a benchmark for supercomputing :)"
An Open Ethernet Keynote by Mellanox Technologies CEO, Mr. Eyal Waldman that is very relevant to our research on high performance computing for music production !