Council on Competitiveness and USC-ISI Broad Study of Desktop Technical Computing End Users and HPC
Published May 2008
This first-ever broad industry survey examines why companies have not made the switch from desktop PCs and workstations to more powerful high performance computers, given their proven competitive benefits. Lack of talent, cost issues and a need for application software are difficult hurdles to overcome. Most of the firms revealed they have important problems they can not solve on their desktop systems. The survey implications are sobering: critical U.S. supply chains and the leadership of many U.S. industries may be at risk if more companies do not embrace modeling and simulation with HPC.