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.
You can read more by looking at the HPCmusic subgroup under the council subgroups section.
Below Antonis Karalis working on a cluster at the HPC Advisory Council cluster center.
Gilad, HPC Advisory Council Chairman.