High Performance Computing has gradually shifted from the realm of research into development and partially even into the production cycles of industry. Therefore, high performance computers have to be integrated into production environments that demand the simultaneous solution of multidisciplinary physics problems.

Computer architectures will have to respond to these new challenges imposed by industry. The concepts of work flow and production cycle open up a new horizon for integrating systems and software into what is called a distributed manufacturing approach. Scalable storage and communication infrastructures will be needed to support such an environment for the high productivity computing systems on the horizon.



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