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What is Supercomputing?
Supercomputing efficiently solves extremely complex or data intensive problems by concentrating the processing power of multiple, parallel computers.
The term "supercomputing" refers to the processing of massively complex or data-laden problems using the concentrated compute resources of multiple computer systems working in parallel (i.e. a "supercomputer"). Supercomputing involves a system working at the maximum potential performance of any computer, typically measured in Petaflops. Sample use cases include genomics, astronomical calculations, and so forth.
Supercomputing enables problem solving and data analysis that would be simply impossible, too time-consuming or costly with standard computers, e.g. fluid dynamics calculations. Today, big data presents a compelling use case. A supercomputer can discover insights in vast troves of otherwise impenetrable information. High Performance Computing (HPC) offers a helpful variant, making it possible to focus compute resources on data analytics problems without the cost of a full-scale super computer.
HPE approaches supercomputing through a High Performance Computing (HPC) architecture. HPC makes it possible to overcome traditional cost barriers to supercomputing. You can choose how much compute power you want to concentrate in HPC clusters. Our HPC solutions empower innovation at any scale, building on our purpose-built HPC systems and technologies solutions, applications and support services.
Featured HPC Product Families
A range of systems optimise performance and capacity for specific workloads so you can power your innovations with right-sized HPC.
The HPE SGI 8600 is a liquid-cooled, scalable, high-density clustered computer system architected for best performance, scale, and efficiency.
Get more out of your data and solve massive analytics problems while lowering TCO with rack-scale systems that optimise performance and efficiency in a smaller footprint.
This high-density, scalable two-unit server gives you greater performance and workload capacity than standard one-unit servers – at a comparable cost.
Solve complex, data-intensive problems holistically with in-memory HPC, leveraging flexible modularity and extreme scale-up capacity.
Meet the most demanding SLAs for large business processing and data analytics workloads with in-memory HPC and single-system simplicity.
Supercompute with HPE
Learn how HPC from HPE can enable you to do supercomputing on a scale and budget that fits your requirements.
Resources for Supercomputing
How supercomputing democratises AI: Organisations benefit from machine learning apps
Supercomputing in the space station
Press Release : HPE delivers faster business insights and industry-leading security with new high performance computing solutions
HPE delivers faster business insights and industry-leading security with new high performance computing solutions
As a leader in the HPC market, Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides unique capabilities for driving innovation into the future. Learn how HPE is approaching the many challenges on the path to Exascale – the future of HPC – the next generation of computing. Register and download the Technical White Paper.
Blog Post : HPE and Tokyo Institute of Technology build the world's most powerful green supercomputer
HPE and Tokyo Institute of Technology build the world's most powerful green supercomputer
Press Release : U.S. Dept. of Energy taps Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Machine Research Project to design memory-driven supercomputer
U.S. Dept. of Energy taps Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Machine Research Project to design memory-driven supercomputer
Blog Post : Developing a supercomputer to process more than a quintillion calculations per second: Q&A with HPE’s Bill Mannel
Developing a supercomputer to process more than a quintillion calculations per second: Q&A with HPE’s Bill Mannel
Dr. Eng Lim Goh on the recent HPE Pathforward award for exascale computing
Meeting the challenges of exascale computing: Labs notebook
Building bridges to the future
The latest prototype of the world’s largest single memory computer