High Performance Computing

A Supercharged Law

GPU computing is defining a new, supercharged law to replace Moore’s law. It starts with a highly specialized GPU parallel processor and continues through system design, software, algorithms, and optimized applications. Each GPU-accelerated server replaces dozens of commodity CPU servers, delivering a dramatic boost in application throughput and cost savings.

A Supercharged Law


Accelerating the Rate of Scientific Discovery

Accelerating the Rate of Scientific Discovery

The NVIDIA® CUDA® programming model is the platform of choice for high-performance application developers, with support for more than 550 GPU-accelerated applications—including the top 15 high performance computing (HPC) applications. From weather prediction and materials science to wind tunnel simulation and genomics, NVIDIA GPU-accelerated computing is at the heart of HPC’s most promising areas of discovery.

Learn more:

> GPU Application Quick Start Guides

> NVIDIA GPU Cloud HPC Application Containers

Powering the World’s Fastest Supercomputers

Powering the World’s Fastest Supercomputers

GPU computing is the most accessible and energy-efficient path forward for HPC and the data center. Today, NVIDIA powers the fastest supercomputers in the U.S. and Europe, as well as some of the most advanced systems under construction.

In the U.S., Oak Ridge National Labs has introduced Summit, the world’s smartest and most powerful supercomputer, with over 200 petaFLOPS for HPC and 3 exaOPS for AI. Summit fuses HPC and AI computing with over 27,000 NVIDIA Volta Tensor Core GPUs to accelerate scientific discovery. And Japan’s AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) will come online in 2018 as the country’s most powerful supercomputer and a global innovation platform for AI.

Unified Platform for HPC AND AI

The intersection of HPC and AI is extending the reach of science and accelerating the pace of scientific innovation like never before. AI is helping tackle previously unsolvable problems by modeling the world using experimental and simulation data. It’s also helping deliver real-time results with models that used to take days or months to simulate.

inside BIGDATA
Intersection of HPC and Machine Learning Whitepaper
Intersect360: HPC Application Support for GPU Computing
Download Application Workload Technical Overview

HPC AND AI Customer Success Stories

The combination of AI and deep learning algorithms with HPC is expected to profoundly impact every aspect of human life. Here are just a few examples of how that’s already happening:

NCSA gravity group

NCSA Gravity Group

In 2017, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for detecting gravitational waves millions of light years away in real time.



The University of Florida (UFL) and the University of North Carolina (UNC) developed the ANAKIN-ME neural network engine to produce computationally fast quantum mechanical simulations with high accuracy at very low cost.

ITER fusion energy

Princeton University: ITER Fusion Energy

Princeton University is leveraging the computational power of GPUs to predict disruptions in a tokamak fusion reactor in ITER, an international experiment seeking to prove the feasibility of fusion as a renewable source of  clean energy.

Oak ridge national laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

NVIDIA GPU-powered AI accelerates the mapping and analysis of population distribution around the globe, enabling more efficient planning, delivery of goods and services, and use of scarce resources.



In order to better keep a finger on the pulse of the Earth’s health, NASA developed DeepSat, a deep learning framework for satellite-image classification and segmentation.

Simplified Programmability

GPUs are at the heart of accelerating HPC, and now, they’re simpler than ever to program with vast libraries, directives-driven OpenACC, and a powerful CUDA programming model.


Learn more about NVIDIA Tesla® V100, the most advanced data center GPU for AI and HPC.