High-performance computing

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High-Performance Computing (HPC)

"High-Performance Computing," or HPC, is the application of "supercomputers" to computational problems that are either too large for standard computers, or, would take too long. A desktop computer generally has a single processing chip, limited memory and small storage space, whereas an HPC system contains thousands of processors, tons of memory and huge amounts of storage.[1]



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