High-Performance Computing 101: HPC and How Engineers Can Use It

In the world of engineering and design, high-performance computing (HPC) has been used to accomplish complex tasks with ease. This has led to its popularity, but many still struggle with figuring out the proper configurations, how, and when it should be deployed. This struggle is partly due to confusing HPC with traditional supercomputers and the actual concept behind it. This post will focus on describing the concept known as high-performance computing. At the end of the article, you will understand:

  • The definition of HPC
  • Why engineers and manufacturers need it
  • How engineers can use it
  • The myths hindering the adoption of HPC
  • The HPC solutions currently on the market

What Is HPC?

Like most relatively new technical concepts, it takes time for adherents to come to a consensus where definitions are involved. This happens to be the case with high-performance computing, but a general understanding of HPC exists. In short, HPC systems can be defined as the aggregation of computing resources to provide solutions to the complex problems a personal computer cannot solve.

Read the full article, by Dean McClements, on Engineering.com.

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