What is parallel computing?

How parallel computing can save your time & money?

Parallel computing helps elaborate many problems (calculations) simultaneously. The principle is simple: large task can often be divided into smaller problems and they are then solved in parallel. Nowadays, as power consumption and heat generation are an important concern, parallel computing has become the dominant paradigm in computer architecture, very often taking form of multi-core processors.

Parallel computing is the simultaneous use of multiple compute resources to solve a computational problem and data analysis. A large problem can be divided into smaller ones which can be solved at the same time. For instance, in parallel computing applied to chemistry, 10000 computers can test 10000 chemical components in one hour simultaneously. Parallel computing is used in:

  • High performance computing for nuclear physics, fluid dynamics, weather forecast, image processing, synthesis, virtual reality, petroleum, virtual prototyping, biology, genomics and big data analysis;
  • Enterprise application in banking, finance, insurance, risk analysis, storage and access to large logs, business intelligence, J2EE and Web servers, regression tests for large software, security (fingerprint matching, image behavior recognition).

ActiveEon solution provides a uniform parallel computing interface with distributed and parallel Workflows, and a uniform resource management, independent from the underlying virtualized infrastructure, for better utilization of existing resources from desktop, multi-cores, servers, clusters to Grids and Clouds.

What are main reasons to use parallel computing?

Parallel computing will save your time and money. More ressources working to solve one task will shorten the time of its execution generating savings. It will be the best solution for larger and more complex problems that are impossible to be solved on a single computer. You will be able to manage multiple compute resources to do many tasks simultaneously. This structure will let you use compute resources on a wide area network, even when local compute resources are scarce or insufficient.

Parallel computing developed by ActiveEon

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