High Performance Computing gives analysts, engineers and scientists the computation resources they need to make better decisions, fuel product innovation, speed research and development, and accelerate time to market. Some examples of HPC usage include: decoding genomes, animating movies, analyzing financial risks, streamlining crash test simulations, modeling global climate solutions and other highly complex problems.
More Accessible Than Ever
In the past, the most common way to apply multiple compute cycles to a complex problem was to use specialized supercomputing hardware – a solution with a very high cost of entry and technical complexity.
However, recent software and hardware advances have made it possible to leverage existing IT skills and create an HPC environment using off-the-shelf servers and high speed interconnects. These systems can deliver industry-leading computing power with more efficiency and at a significantly lower cost of entry and ownership. This form of HPC is called a commodity HPC cluster.