10 Things CIOs Need to Know About High-Performance Computing

10 Things CIOs Need to Know About High-Performance Computing

This IDC study provides market data and analysis aimed at ensuring that CIOs in commercial, government, and other settings have essential information about the contemporary realities and potential value to their organizations of HPC. HPC has firmly established its value for accelerating and improving innovation in corporate as well as government and academic organizations. Commercial adoption helped make HPC one of the fastest-growing IT markets in the past two decades, faster than the markets for flat-panel televisions or online gaming."Because HPC is fundamentally different from other corporate IT functions, CIOs often don't understand the potential benefits of adopting HPC or how to treat the HPC function after adoption occurs," according to Steve Conway, IDC research vice president for HPC. "Successful CIOs will need to acquire this understanding or risk losing ground to competitors that learn how to exploit HPC effectively."

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Situation Overview
HPC: 10 Essential Considerations
1. HPC Is One of the Fastest-Growing IT Markets
2. Commercial Firms Began Adopting HPC in the 1970s
3. Ninety-Seven Percent of Adopters Say HPC Is Indispensable for Their Ability to Compete and Survive
4. Senior Government Officials Increasingly Recognize HPC's Economic Value
5. HPC Is Different from Business Computing
6. The Goals of IT and HPC Are Also Different
7. Key IT Datacenter Technologies Have Trickled Down from HPC
8. HPC Systems Now Start at Under $10,000
9. Commercial Firms Are Also Adopting HPC for Challenging Big Data Problems
10. There Is More on Tap from HPC
Case Studies
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: HPC as a Mission-Critical Tool
PayPal Exploits HPC for Fraud Detection
Future Outlook
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