Applications of Supercomputing in Engineering & Science
Supercomputing has become an integral part of advanced engineering design and analysis. These blazing fast machines also drive scientific discovery through computing in many disciplines. Climate modeling and weather forecasting are some well-known applications of supercomputing. But recent technological advances in multi- and many-core computing hardware have created a new paradigm which brings terascale supercomputing to our desktops. Workstations with thousands of cores on them are now a reality thanks to programmable graphics processing units (GPUs) and three of the top five fastest supercomputers adopt the same computing technology. This research reviews the current state in supercomputing, and presents the latest effort elsewhere to build next fastest supercomputer.
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