High Performance Edge Computing (HPEC) means bringing high-performance computing capabilities - typically found in data center infrastructures - into hardware systems deployable at the edge, where environmental conditions are typically harsh. This requires a rugged and compact design to ensure reliable and sustained operations in a wide range of temperatures and in difficult shock and vibration conditions.
Edge computing - and, when required, High Performance Edge Computing - is the new domain for innovation. Next-generation analytics powered by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and other high-performance workload processing require comprehensive intelligent edge frameworks and platforms. Furthermore, these platforms must have maintained pace with the convergence of embedded/OT and enterprise/IT domains through the past several years.
High Performance Embedded Computers feature distinct development requirements and challenges spanning hardware, software, connectivity, platform integrations, and security. Years ago, a few suppliers had the foresight and ambition to begin tackling High Performance Edge Computing and forming a partnership ecosystem including key software and technology providers. Those that did, however, are now reaping the fruits of their labor and have a dramatic head start over competitors scrambling to take a stake in a critical piece of the market for many different industries.