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Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing

Best Global Practices, 1st Edition

Edited by Anwar Osseyran, Merle Giles

Chapman and Hall/CRC

410 pages | 17 Color Illus. | 72 B/W Illus.

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Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing: Best Global Practices offers a global overview of high-performance computing (HPC) for industrial applications, along with a discussion of software challenges, business models, access models (e.g., cloud computing), public-private partnerships, simulation and modeling, visualization, big data analysis, and governmental and industrial influence.

Featuring the contributions of leading experts from 11 different countries, this authoritative book:

  • Provides a brief history of the development of the supercomputer
  • Describes the supercomputing environments of various government entities in terms of policy and service models
  • Includes a case study section that addresses more subtle and technical aspects of industrial supercomputing
  • Shows how access to supercomputing matters, and how supercomputing can be used to solve large-scale and complex science and engineering problems
  • Emphasizes the need for collaboration between companies, political organizations, government agencies, and entire nations

Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing: Best Global Practices supplies computer engineers and researchers with a state-of-the-art supercomputing reference. This book also keeps policymakers and industrial decision-makers informed about the economic impact of these powerful technological investments.


"This book gives a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the rapidly expanding field of the industrial use of supercomputers. It is just a pleasure reading through informative country reports and in-depth case studies contributed by leading researchers in the field."

—Jysoo Lee, Principal Researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information

"From telescopes to microscopes, from vacuums to hyperbaric chambers, from sonar waves to laser beams, scientists have perpetually strived to apply technology and invention to new frontiers of scientific advancement. Along the way, they have used abacuses, slide rules, calculators, computers, and—today—supercomputers, to crunch the increasingly complicated calculations used to understand and predict natural phenomena. In the course of practicality, science begets engineering, and engineering begets innovation. Science, and therefore supercomputing, finds its way into industry around the world, affecting our lives in ways that are simple (cleaner clothes, faster speedboats, and more spin on a seven-iron) and profound (fewer drug interactions, safer cars, and new energy sources). Altogether, industry consumes more than half of all high performance computing usage worldwide. This book tells that story."

—Addison Snell, CEO, Intersect360 Research

"Two words: finally and brilliant! As HPC becomes ever important as a means to leverage all that we are revealing/learning, this book will put into context how we got there and where we might end up … a timeless, global perspective."

—Tom Tabor, CEO, Tabor Communications, Inc., Publishers of HPCwire, Enterprise Tech, and Datanami

"Political and industrial leaders should heed the insights offered by Osseyran and Giles. At the Council on Competitiveness, we assert that to out-compete is to out-compute. This book makes that assertion breathtakingly clear, whether you’re a nation or a company. The authors share how industries apply supercomputing to innovate and serve customers better—and how global that competition has become. Leadership in supercomputing equates to leadership in science, national security, and the marketplace."

—Deborah Wince-Smith, President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness

Table of Contents


Executive Summary


Introduction and Brief History of Supercomputing; Merle Giles and Anwar Osseyran

Country Contributions

Country Strategic Overview of Supercomputing; Steve Conway, Merle Giles, and Anwar Osseyran

Industrial Applications on Supercomputing in Finland; Per Öster, Anni Jakobsson, and Ari Turunen

Industrial Applications on Supercomputing in France; Catherine Rivière and Stéphane Requena

Industrial Applications on Supercomputing in Germany; Michael M. Resch and Andreas Wierse

Industrial Applications on Supercomputing in Italy; Sanzio Bassini and Claudio Arlandini

Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing in Japan; Makoto Tsubokura

Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing in The Netherlands and Belgium; Anwar Osseyran, Peter Michielse, Serge Bogaerts, and Dane Skow

Industrial High-Performance Computing Activities in Korea; Sang Min Lee

Industrial Applications on Supercomputing in Spain; Francesc Subirada

Industrial Use of High-Performance Computing in the United Kingdom; Mark Parsons and Francis Wray

U.S. Industrial Supercomputing at NCSA; Merle Giles, Seid Koric, and Evan Burness

Industrial Letters of Testimony to the U.S. National Science Foundation; Merle Giles

A Livermore Perspective on the Value of Industrial Use of High-Performance Computing Resources at Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia National Laboratories; Jeffrey P. Wolf and Dona L. Crawford

Case Studies

High-Performance Computing Business Case in the Petroleum Sector; Keith Gray

Rolls-Royce Corporation: High-Performance Computing Impact on Industrial Design Cycle; Todd Simons

Porsche: An Industrial Use Case; Michael M. Resch and Andreas Wierse

Industrial Applications’ Journey to Supercomputing at Renault; Stéphane Requena

GE Research Industrial Applications’ Journey to Supercomputing; Rick Arthur and Masako Yamada

An Italian Twist on an America’s Cup Sailboat Hull Design; Raffaele Ponzini and Andrea Penza

NDEMC Midwest Pilot in the United States of America; Merle Giles and Cynthia McIntyre

Geophysical Imaging in High-Performance Computing Platforms in Spain; Mauricio Hanzich, Josep de la Puente, and Francisco Ortigosa

High-Performance Computing Methods at France’s HydrOcean; Stéphane Requena

Industry Developments and Trends

A View from International Data Corporation (IDC): High-Performance Computing and HPDA; Steve Conway and Chirag Dekate

Conclusions: Synergy between Science and Industry with High-Performance Computing; Anwar Osseyran and Merle Giles


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COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering