Supercomputers or massively parallel high-performance computers (HPCs) are machines that employ very large numbers of processors in parallel to address scientific and engineering challenges. HPCs carry out trillions or even quadrillions of calculations each second - current high-performance computers are powerful enough to simulate some of the most complex physical, biological, and chemical phenomena. High-performance computing helps scientists understand these processes at unprecedented levels - from individual atoms for nanoscale engineering to the entire planet for global climate studies. Read about high-performance computer designs, characteristics, and capabilities in Dr. William Watson’s latest white paper In the OSTI Collections: High-Performance Computing.
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