What is Supercomputing?

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Today, high performance computers are indispensable for most companies. Efficient product development processes, for example, require fast simulations with low levels of abstraction.
In addition, supercomputers have also become an integral part of today’s science, research and education. Maximum computing power is required in order to simulate complex procedures in economics, natural sciences or technical disciplines.
At present, the high computing power for these fields of application is typically provided by massive-parallel supercomputers which feature a large number of parallel working central processing units (CPUs).
More than ten years ago, NVIDIA discovered that GPUs (graphics processing units) could be used in order to accelerate computing power, too - a truly groundbreaking invention and the birth of GPU computing.