High Performance Computing (HPC)
HPC is a crucial modern pillar of science, increasingly as important to the methodology of science as experimentation. It enables the exploration of regimes that were previously inaccessible, by rendering high-fidelity simulations, thereby enabling deeper analysis and hidden insights. HPC also dramatically improves research turn-around-time by providing rapid feedback to the modeling process. Finally, HPC nurtures technical expertise that has spin-off benefits in the computing and information technology industry.
The research that is currently carried out is mainly concerned with applying HPC techniques to Monte Carlo simulations, though future research may delve into investigating the actual techniques themselves. Monte Carlo simulations lend themselves very naturally to parallelisation and take full advantage of the power of supercomputing.