High performance computing is a relatively new term, but the actual concept has been in existence for several decades. It typically refers to the practice of combining computing power, such that it provides higher performance than could be found in an average desktop computer. In effect, a supercomputer is created. Readers of this blog will discover how it relates to the industries of business, engineering and science. In addition, fascinating articles written by experts will focus on computational barriers and how to overcome them, introducing nodes and processors and other topics of interest to visitors.