High performance means that an application or software system can process a huge amount of data and can achieve high throughput, speed, and energy efficiency.
These characteristics make it ideal for large data sets, but they also make it difficult to scale.
In fact, a high performance computing architecture (HPC) can only handle a limited number of cores and processes at a time.
However, the technology is rapidly maturing, and applications and systems that are designed to handle large amounts of data can now be built using a wide variety of architectures.
In this article, we look at the best high performance and high-performance computing systems in the world, along with some of the more interesting questions that we’ve been asking.