High Performance Computing, Supercomputing, HPC

January 19, 2024

Using some form of dedicated computing resources to accelerate a computational workload. There’s not generally a “one size fits all” definition of HPC, as the scales it can happen at are very broad; the term can encompass a graduate student using a single high-powered cloud instance to accelerate their AI research, small or mid-sized HPC clusters serving researchers and engineers at university campuses or private businesses, or even much larger scale clusters like the world’s largest found on the Top500—the intention is mostly that some dedicated resources are being used to accelerate some specific computational workload beyond that accessible with the resources on a typical personal system.