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HPC Users Survey 2004
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“Council on Competitiveness Study of U.S. Industrial HPC Users.”

Published July 2004

This study was commissioned by the Council on Competitiveness and sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to explore the usage and impact of high-performance computing (HPC) resources in industry and other business sectors, including currently available HPC computers and potential future computers assumed to be dramatically faster and easier to use. The study asked about both capacity-class computers, purchased primarily to address many small- and medium-sized problems, and capability-class computers, purchased mainly to tackle the largest, most daunting individual problems.

The 33 participants in this study are seasoned private-sector chief technology officers, chief information officers, and production and research managers representing a wide range of business segments that employ HPC today – from leading aerospace, automotive, petroleum, electronics, pharmaceutical, life sciences and software companies to financial services, transportation logistics and entertainment firms.