- 1. High Performance Computing.
HPC is a generic and relative term since the desktop computers of today are capable of the same performance as supercomputers from a few years back. Thus because of progress in computing technology, a computer once deemed capable of high performance computing might no longer be regarded as a HPC a year or two later.
HPC is often associated with (so called) super computers, and parallel processing. Parallel processing requiring both suitable hardware and suitable software design.
- 2. Handheld PC. A HPC is a small portable handheld computer.
HPC means that same as "PDA", but is a less popular acronym.