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The HPC sector generates more than $10bn a year revenues worldwide and this vibrant market is entering the mainstream.

Massive improvements in system price / performance in recent years are fuelling the proliferation of HPC systems for computationally intensive enterprise analytics, especially in the oil, finance, retail and pharmaceutical sectors. What do they do with that data, and why?

HPC is important to IT and business decision makers for technology and commercial reasons. The sector is the Formula 1 of the tech industry. It has been the catalyst for technology developments in SMP (symmetric multi-processing), clustering and parallel programming. And as enterprise analytics takes hold, more and more customers will become HPC users, whether they know it or not.

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