Tag: missing middle
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC) in the US and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in the United Kingdom are combining efforts to help industry stakeholders in both countries leverage supercomputing to accelerate innovation and boost economic competitiveness.
During a session at the SRII Global Conference 2012, panelists discussed how the barriers to HPC in the Cloud compare to mainstream cloud computing.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/jet_engine_simulation_small.png” alt=”” width=”138″ height=”96″ />One of the prominent themes of this week’s High Performance Computer and Communications Council (HPCC) Conference revolved around the question of why many users with a need for HPC are still resistant to adopting the technology. John West, the Director of the DoD’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program, and the organizer of this years HPCC program, talked at length about this particular phenomenon in his conference kickoff presentation.
HPCC Conference speakers talk up HPC democratization.
Cubicle Clustered Computing concept aimed at HPC’s “missing middle.”
The missing middle in HPC has been estimated by some to be in the many millions, but reaching this vast segment has been nearly impossible in any cohesive way. The cloud is granting access to the elite space, slowly but surely, and bringing the world more in line with the capabilities and competitive advantages provided by HPC.