Supercomputing (aka High Performance Computing, aka HPC) is no longer a tool for engineers and scientists, but has become a part of the new infrastructure for more and more companies.
One example is financial services that use HPC, linked with big data analysis to create new solutions for their employees and customers. This alliance coins a new term HPDA for High Performance Data Analysis.
HPDA, as defined by IDC, is composed of four segments:
- Fraud detection: This segment focuses on the identification of suspicious or potentially suspicious behavior and their causes by using graphical analysis, semantic analysis, or other high performance analytical techniques.
- Marketing: This segment covers the use of HPDA to promote products or services, usually using complex algorithms to discern the demographic characteristics of potential customers, their preferences and consumption patterns.
- Business intelligence: This segment uses HPDA to identify business opportunities for increasing competitiveness of enterprises by a better understanding of their activity, their competitors, and the dynamics of the markets in which they operate.
- Commercial HPDA: This segment includes all commercial HPDA initiatives other than the three that come to be described.
In the near future, a new segment will appear in the field of [Read more…]