HPC from A-Z (Part 1) – A

Working in this industry, sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the bytes and pieces and lose sight of the bigger picture. The bigger picture is that high performance computing (HPC) is critical for maintaining a competitive advantage in multiple industries — literally from A-Z.

At Platform Computing we thought it would be a good idea to start brainstorming the many ways that HPC could be used to help a range of industries. Are there industries in desperate need of an HPC solution? For example, the UK could certainly benefit from advanced HPC to more accurately model its weather to help avoid “snow chaos”.

We’ve started to think about an HPC alphabet, and actually have most of it covered. We have to admit that we’re struggling a little with Q and Y, but let me start with A...

Automation – One of our customers, Red Bull Racing, is using HPC for computer-aided design and engineering processes for its winning Formula One Cars.

Animation – HPC can be used to accelerate the design process for animated films; it boosts the processing power significantly helping to create more realistic images and effects.

We’d be very interested in hearing your ideas... Architecture? Archaeology? Aeronautics?


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