This specification for high performance computing (HPC) systems enables a high degree of commonality and interoperability between systems.
The Intel HPC Platform Specification captures industry best practices, optimized Intel runtime requirements, and broad application compatibility needs. These requirements form a foundation for high performance computing solutions to provide enhanced compatibility and performance across a range of popular HPC workloads. Intel developed this specification by collaborating with many industry partners, incorporating feedback, and curating the specification since 2007. The Intel HPC Platform Specification establishes the fundamental requirements for all Intel® Select Solutions for HPC and associated workloads.