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Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power

Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
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The Computational Capability Is Powerful 
Some of the most sophisticated companies in the world are using supercomputers to expand their computational capabilities. The ones that already have supercomputers sometimes team up with a university or national lab because they want access to a more powerful resource, or a collection of resources, that can solve particular problems efficiently and effectively.
'Experimentation and product development are extensive and time consuming,' said JICS director Tony Mezzacappa. 'In the pharmaceutical industry [supercomputing] plays a huge role in expediting drug development and reducing the costs of drug development.' 
Aircraft manufacturers use supercomputers to solve heavily computational fluid dynamics problems. Businesses and cities use supercomputers to improve the efficiency of traffic flow with data generated by street sensors. Businesses use that data to optimize truck routes and delivery times, as well as to reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions. Cities use it to improve traffic flow, improve disaster mitigation, and efficiently execute evacuation strategies.
(Image: Geralt via Pixabay)

The Computational Capability Is Powerful

Some of the most sophisticated companies in the world are using supercomputers to expand their computational capabilities. The ones that already have supercomputers sometimes team up with a university or national lab because they want access to a more powerful resource, or a collection of resources, that can solve particular problems efficiently and effectively.

"Experimentation and product development are extensive and time consuming," said JICS director Tony Mezzacappa. "In the pharmaceutical industry [supercomputing] plays a huge role in expediting drug development and reducing the costs of drug development."

Aircraft manufacturers use supercomputers to solve heavily computational fluid dynamics problems. Businesses and cities use supercomputers to improve the efficiency of traffic flow with data generated by street sensors. Businesses use that data to optimize truck routes and delivery times, as well as to reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions. Cities use it to improve traffic flow, improve disaster mitigation, and efficiently execute evacuation strategies.

(Image: Geralt via Pixabay)

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