Super Computing has another name, HPC, and no longer only for governments and research institutions. Industrial, consumer, and commercial applications use supercomputing regularly. And not only large businesses but medium to small businesses can utilize all that extra power without breaking the bank.
How is this possible? Cloud services, who now offer HPC or high-performance computing at a reasonable cost to mid to small sized businesses. Prefer high speed on site? Pre-configured HPC system cost has come down with several companies providing them.
Why would a small to medium business need such a thing? The Internet of Things and tons of data. All the data coming in from so many devices requires lots of computing power to digest. HPC delivers.
The use of AI requires more computing power, and HPC provides that power. The increasing use of AI and machine learning in precision medicine, financial services fraud detection, personalized marketing, chatbots, and business intelligence fuels the need for HPC systems.
Small to medium businesses who find themselves in need of super fast computing to support design or engineering work can use a cloud service to keep costs down and provide the expertise required. The skills and data scientists to handle HPC systems are in short supply, and necessary to successfully navigate the HPC realm. Companies such as Penguin Computing on Demand (POD), Sabalcore, Google Cloud, and Nimbix all offer HPC solutions with support.
Author: Kris Keppeler, writer for Crossing Genres on Medium.com, and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.