Fast Data applications are typically compute intensive and run on High Performance Computing Architectures. In this video Patricia Florissi, Global CTO, explores and unlocks the need for speed in Fast Data. Patricia examines the properties that define Fast Data, analyzes the challenges, and then takes a closer look at the role Flash technologies play in delivering the performance required by applications using Fast Data. Patricia simplifies the HPC architecture with the aid of a graphical artist. The Big Ideas: Simplifying High Performance Computing Architectures is a re-requisite for this course.