High Performance Computing (HPC), is the ability for computers to process large amounts of data and perform complex calculations at extremely high speeds. A simple comparison of high-performance computing would be comparing a laptop that can perform over a billion calculations in a second with a HPC facility that can perform a quadrillion calculations in one second. HPC are also known as super computers. They work by combining multiple nodes together to perform a single task — increasing the speed and processing power of the supercomputer.
HPC is important to society as it enables data to be processed faster and more accurately. It is through these that scientific, industrial and commercial developments are achieved. Processing data in real time is crucial. Events like tracking the development of a storm, streaming a live event, or even monitoring the stock market need computers that can handle data processing fast and in real time. HPC is increasingly demanded in industries such as IOT, AI and in 3D printing. Multiple industries across the world are increasingly dependent on HPC services to carry out their day-to-day operations.