The practice of aggregating computing power in a way that delivers much higher performance than one could get out of a typical desktop computer or workstation in order to solve large problems in science, engineering, or business.
High Performance Computing (HPC) in cloud computing refers to the use of cloud-based resources to run applications that require high performance and throughput. These applications often involve complex computations and large amounts of data.
HPC works by distributing computational tasks across multiple processors, either within a single machine or across a network of machines, to perform complex calculations or data processing tasks more quickly.
A weather forecasting agency needs to process large amounts of data from weather stations around the world and run complex simulations to predict weather patterns. By using HPC in the cloud, the agency can quickly scale up its computing resources during periods of intense activity (such as hurricane season), and scale down during quieter periods, thus saving costs while still getting the computing power it needs.
A computer with great speed and computational capacity compared to general-purpose computers.
A type of computation in which many calculations or processes are carried out simultaneously.