Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

High-Performance Computing

High-performance computing is one of the most challenging and exciting areas of electrical engineering today. With the applicability of Moore’s Law rapidly drawing to a close, new problems abound in how to scale next-generation computer needs. From cloud computing and storage to super-computers built to model big data, electrical engineers are at the center of creating the technologies needed to make it all possible. Using Princeton’s 5 megawatt High-Performance Computing Research Center (HPCRC), our students are leading the way to faster, more accurate and amazingly efficient computers, for large-scale systems as well as individual computers. Some of the most exciting growth in computers is in the mobile technologies now pervading our lives. These devices have created an unprecedented convergence in communication, networking and information availability. Princeton is at the forefront of developing the next generation of components and communication protocols that these devices use.