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High-performance computing (HPC) is the harnessing of multiple computers or processors in tandem to solve computational problems that are too large or complex to be tackled in any other way. HPC is used extensively in science and engineering and is quickly breaking new grounds in the field of digital humanities.
Typical examples of problems that require HPC are computational fluid dynamics (CFD), climate modeling, data mining and protein folding.
Brock University provides a number of HPC resources to faculty and graduate students. In addition, Brock is a member of SHARCNET, a high-performance computing consortium that provides shared resources.