Computational thinking and working makes its entry into the business world. The use of new concepts such as computer simulation techniques, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) or internet of things (IoT) will enable more and more products to be replaced by services, that individualized products will be offered and this in a hyper-competitive world with a shortage of certain goods and labour.
These new concepts include a wide range of digital possibilities from networks across storage and computing power to smart communication options and brand new software solutions. These are concepts that are also present in the HPC world, are monitored and deployed in an innovative and thorough way. For different sectors in this digitized economy, the use of large-scale computing capacity, large-scale storage capacity, powerful connectivity and innovative software, in short high performance computing, "the" tool to improve products and services in their domain.