HPC is now essential in many academic and industrial fields:

  • environment and climate for meteorological forecasting and assessment of natural risks such as cyclones and tsunamis;
  • automobiles for modelling crash tests, gas-engine combustion in order to reduce fuel consumption and air pollution, and even for designing new aerodynamic vehicules ;
  • aeronautic and space in order to reduce design and validation times of certain components;
  • chemistry, medicine and biology in developing highly targeted drugs;
  • material physics for qualifying new concepts or measuring their strength;
  • energy for optimising oil prospecting and designing the power stations of tomorrow;
  • finance in assessing risks on certain complex products;
  • multimedia for creating 3-D sequences (relief), etc.