Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you – the reader – choose the winning argument.
The format is simple: we propose a motion, the arguments for the motion will run this Monday and Wednesday, and the arguments against this Tuesday and Thursday.
During the week you can cast your vote on which side you support using the poll embedded below, choosing whether you're in favour or against the motion. The final score will be announced on Friday, revealing whether the for or against argument was most popular. It's up to our writers to convince you to vote for their side.
This week's motion is: A unified, agnostic software environment can be achieved
We debate the question: Can the industry ever have a truly open, unified, agnostic software environment in HPC and AI that can span multiple kinds of compute engines?
This is the debate process
Read the opening arguments on Monday and Tuesday
Read the closing arguments on Wednesday and Thursday
Voting closes Thursday evening and the results announced on Friday