High-performance computing (HPC) is the use of parallel processing for running advanced application programs efficiently, reliably and quickly. The term applies especially to systems that function above a teraflop or 1012 floating-point operations per second. The term HPC is occasionally used as a synonym for supercomputing, although technically a supercomputer is a system that performs at or near the currently highest operational rate for computers. Some supercomputers work at more than a petaflop or 1015 floating-point operations per second.
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Cisco HPC Solution Stack for Financial Services:
With ever-increasing automation of trading, firms in the financial services industry consider the building of low-latency, highcapacity infrastructures to be critical to stay competitive in capital markets. Under increasing pressure, financial markets must improve operating efficiency to stay competitive, control costs, and manage risk. These challenges, in addition to the rapid increase in electronic trading, have created a need for highperformance computing (HPC) environments in financial services. As the industry leader in networking, Cisco® delivers an unmatched HPC solution to address customer needs. The broad Cisco solution portfolio delivers high speeds, low latencies, open standards, and high system availability, allowing financial services customers to deploy the right infrastructure for their applications.
IBM Power 775 Supercomputer
IBM is offering the new POWER7® processor-based Power® 775 Supercomputer to accelerate high performance computing innovation in smarter computing projects such as climate prediction, medical and life sciences, financial services, petroleum reservoir modeling, and industrial design. The Power 775 Supercomputer is a highly integrated, densely packaged, high performance supercomputer in a rack solution, including compute nodes, storage, interconnect fabric and featuring energy efficient water cooling technology.
- A massive scale-out high performance computing server that provides unparalleled capacity that’s been optimized for running large, highly parallel computationally-intensive workloads and algorithms
- Application affinity for weather and climate modeling, computational chemistry, physics, computer-aided engineering, computational fluid dynamics and petroleum exploration