Rethink your data center strategy with hybrid HPC

March 6, 2019 | 92 views

Organizations are adopting high-performance computing to process massive data sets. A hybrid HPC environment lets them meet those demands with the agility, performance, and security you need. The growing enterprise need to crunch massive data sets—from R&D and business operations to customer interactions and strategic objectives—has created an increasing demand for high-performance computing (HPC). In fact, Market Research Future in 2018 reported that it expects the HPC market to dramatically expand, rising from $31 billion in 2017 to $50 billion in 2023. That's a tremendous shift in the need for high-performance computing technologies.

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Article | July 5, 2022

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