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Research Paper | Computer Science & Engineering | India | Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019
A Simplified Introduction to the Architecture of High Performance Computing
Abstract: High-performance computing (HPC) is the ability to process data and perform complex calculations at high speeds. To put it into perspective, a laptop or desktop with a 3 GHz processor can perform around 3 billion calculations per second. While that is much faster than any human can achieve, it pales in comparison to HPC solutions that can perform quadrillions of calculations per second. One of the best-known types of HPC solutions is the supercomputer. A supercomputer contains thousands of compute nodes that work together to complete one or more tasks. This is called parallel processing. Its similar to having thousands of PCs networked together, combining compute power to complete tasks faster.
Keywords: High Performance Computing
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019,
Pages: 833 - 836