A revolution is taking place which will radically transform industry and research in very many fields. The combination of the digital simulation and high performance calculation now makes it possible to develop products and services or to realize research without passing by the traditional processes of experimentation. So we can develop planes, cars, drugs in less time and at a lower cost, and treat social challenges unimaginable up to now.
HPC became a fundamental tool for the competitiveness and the innovation’s capacity of our manufacturing or services companies as well as our research laboratories.
These technologies concern all industrial and service sectors, scientific and technological, as well as the great social stakes. Some significant examples are illustrating this point :
The decreasing, even removal of the material prototypes to the profit of virtual prototypes in aeronautics or car manufacturing, is reducing cost and time while increasing quality and innovation
Design of new innovative offers in the main leading sectors of the industry of services (Finance, Transport, Telecommunications, Multimedia,….)
Control of technologies in the energy sector, in particular in the nuclear field and ITER program
Environmental issues and the control of the natural and industrial risks requiring considerable calculations, with the example of the climatic change or risks of tsunamis.
Healthcare for the design of new molecules and the development of analysis instruments such as the medical imagery.
Whatever the fields of application are, to meet the considerable increase in the quantity of numerical information available and with the increasing complexity of the systems to be conceived, the control of technologies of modeling and high performance simulation became one of the keys of success.
It is a major issue for the users, but also for industries of technology, an extremely competitive sector but with a strong potential of economic development, job and value creation