What is Supercomputing?

Supercomputing efficiently solves extremely complex or data intensive problems by concentrating the processing power of multiple, parallel computers.

Supercomputing definition

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.

Why supercomputing?

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 supercomputing

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.

Supercompute with HPE

Learn how HPC from HPE can enable you to do supercomputing on a scale and budget that fits your requirements.

Resources

Article : How supercomputing democratises AI: Organisations benefit from machine learning apps

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How supercomputing democratises AI: Organisations benefit from machine learning apps

Article : Supercomputing in the space station

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Supercomputing in the space station

Press Release : HPE delivers faster business insights and industry-leading security with new high performance computing solutions

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HPE delivers faster business insights and industry-leading security with new high performance computing solutions

White Paper : Exascale: A race to the future of HPC

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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

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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

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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

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Developing a supercomputer to process more than a quintillion calculations per second: Q&A with HPE’s Bill Mannel

Video : Dr. Eng Lim Goh on the recent HPE Pathforward award for exascale computing

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Dr. Eng Lim Goh on the recent HPE Pathforward award for exascale computing

Video : Meeting the challenges of exascale computing: Labs notebook

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Meeting the challenges of exascale computing: Labs notebook

Press Release : The latest prototype of the world’s largest single memory computer

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The latest prototype of the world’s largest single memory computer