Complex visualization and design would be cost prohibitive and all but impossible in the real world. Running predictive models helps reduce the uncertainty and manage the risk more effectively in less time.
The ever-increasing complexity of associated software products that help create visual imagery and test designs demand speed and memory, which HPC solutions can deliver.
For the creative industries, HPC is a requirement.
Some examples of how it can be used: In the film industry, HPC can be used in 3D rendering, CGI and other post-production film work, which greatly decreases cost and time to production. For Architecture and Auto Design firms, HPC brings the next iteration of CAD (Computer assisted drawing) work. But there are also examples of multi-tiered simulations. For example, by using data visualization software along with live energy usage data, a solar company can see the impact of its new panels in a nearby town.
The various applications of this technology can almost write themselves.