From Supercomputing to Supersonic
February 11, 2021
It’s been about two decades since the Concorde flew passengers across the Atlantic at supersonic speeds, and if it were still in operation today, a ticket would cost you around $20,000. Some saw the retirement of the Concorde as the end of supersonic commercial air travel, but undercover superhero Blake Scholl of Boom Supersonic plans to break the sound barrier with passenger travel once again by 2030, with dreams of creating a new normal. In this episode, we hear parts of Blake’s BC20 speech about how his company is able to make this dream a reality through virtually unlimited high performance computing. We also touch on the on-premises vs. cloud HPC arenas, and revisit the world before conferences went completely online.