High Performance Computing

About High Performance GPU Computing

The high performance computing (HPC) industry’s need for computation is increasing as large and complex computational problems become commonplace across many industry segments. Traditional CPU technology, however, is no longer capable of scaling in performance sufficiently to address this demand.

The parallel processing capability of the GPU allows it to divide complex computing tasks into thousands of smaller tasks that can be run concurrently. This ability is enabling computational scientists and researchers to address some of the world’s most challenging computational problems up to several orders of magnitude faster than CPU-only methods.

How GPU Computing Works

While a CPU consists of 4 to 18 CPU cores, a GPU consists of hundreds or thousands of smaller cores. GPU computing is the use of these GPU cores as a co-processor to accelerate CPUs, specifically for very high demand scientific and engineering applications, allowing them to operate together to crunch through the data in the application.

By utilizing the GPU’s massively parallel processing power and offloading some of the compute-intensive and time consuming portions of the code to the GPU’s cores, the GPU can exponentially accelerate applications running on the CPU. This massively parallel architecture is what gives the GPU its high compute performance. The result is the application power of a massive CPU-only cluster in a desktop form factor that consumes less power and increases performance 10x – 100x, solving equations in minutes instead of hours.

Benefits of GPU Computing

From climate modeling to advances in medical tomography, GPU based systems are enabling a wide variety of segments in science and industry to progress in ways that were previously impractical, or even impossible, due to technological limitations. Industries already benefitting from GPU-accelerated applications include:

  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Structural Mechanics
  • Computational Finance
  • EDA and CEM
  • Weather and Climate Forecasting
  • Seismic Exploration
  • Medical Imaging
  • Data Mining
  • Numerical Analytics
  • Imaging and Computer Vision
  • Media/Video Creation


Why Choose Velocity Micro's HPC Solutions?

Our obsession with creating the fastest, most awe inspiring PCs is at our core. Since 1997, no PC company has won more awards for performance, quality, reliability, and customer care than Velocity Micro. This is the legacy that we now bring to all of our products, including our incredibly powerful GPU powered High Performance Computing solutions. Just a few reasons to choose Velocity Micro to build your new GPU system:

  • Expert Engineers – Our specially trained team of engineers knows high performance computing and will work with you to ensure that you get every drop of performance that you’ve paid for from these systems. There is no better or more knowledgeable team in the industry than ours.
  • Superior Craftmanship – Our years of expertise in building high performance systems has allowed us to build HPC systems with better airflow and maximized cooling. The end result is an HPC system that’s faster, more reliable, and lasts longer than the competition.
  • Owned and operated in the USA – Every HPC system we create ships from and is supported by our Richmond, VA facility. A call placed to our sales or support teams will never be routed anywhere offshore. Not ever.


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