High Performance Computing

Updated on 15/04/2021

High performance computing is highly strategic and consists of combining a large number of processors – from several thousand to several million – to build parallel computing architectures and decrease computing time.
This race to acquire the highest computing power has high stakes for companies and governments: modelling climate change, optimizing energy production, analysing subsurfaces for petroleum exploration, financial analysis, technological simulation, cracking cryptography codes, applications for the defence sector etc.

In a world where data has become massive and complex, Inria teams make key contributions to developing programming and algorithms which are indispensable to hardware and software architectures that make it possible to achieve a very high level of computing power, as well as specific modelling and simulation tools for each field.