United States Postal Service Turns to HPC for Big Data and Analytics

United States Postal Service Turns to HPC for Big Data and Analytics

This IDC Buyer Case Study examines the use of HPC by the United States Postal Service to address mission-critical big data (HPDA) challenges that could not be adequately met with enterprise IT technology alone. The document looks at the competitive environment that created these challenges and the Postal Service's initiatives aimed at advancing its competitive standing over time as well as at related achievements to date. Finally, it provides essential guidance for the future use of HPC in the conduct of the Postal Service's business.

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In This Buyer Case Study
Situation Overview
Organization Overview
Challenges and Solution
The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006
HPDA Challenges Spark the Idea for Using Supercomputers
The First Priorities: Dynamic Sorting and Revenue Protection
A New HPDA Opportunity: Package Delivery Seven Days a Week
The High-Density Supercomputer Era at the USPS
Key HPC Technologies
The PASS System
GPGPUs and Geospatial Data
Major Achievements to Date
Seven-Day Package Delivery Gets Real
Essential Guidance
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