According to a 2013 IDC report, “97% of businesses that had adopted supercomputing said they could no longer compete or survive without it.” Operating at or near the highest performance levels at the time of commissioning, supercomputers (High Performance Computer or HPC) are used to perform complex tasks, simulations, and data analysis (e.g., weather forecasting, climate analysis, nuclear research, and molecular modeling). Growth will be led by the automotive, IoT, energy, life sciences, and financial sectors. The fastest machines currently in operation can perform multiples of a quadrillion floating point calculations a second (petaflop) and both of the Innovation Corridor co-anchor labs have such HPC machines.

The Innovation Corridor can deploy HPC/Compute to analyze and model critical opportunities related to AI, IoT, Mobility Solutions, and other emerging technologies. We support the design and development of cutting-edge Smart Cities IoT products and projects. We work with global leaders on AI, Machine Learning, and next generation digital where access to supercomputing storage and processing power is not just important, it’s essential. The executive director at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin recently remarked that each quarter his computing center receives four to five times the number of requests as they can meet.

For more information: NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center, and NREL HPC.