Actually, I just wanted to use the word “epoch” in a post.
Anyway, good stuff is going on over at HPCwire. Tabor Communications has reorganized under the leadership of Debra Goldfarb, a name many of you will recognize. The new company-wide focus will be on helping the community build a conversation around the value of supercomputing. As Michael Feldman put it in last week’s article:
That’s going to make my job a bit more complex. Unlike simple computing metrics like SPEC or Linpack benchmarks; network measurements of bandwidth and latency; or storage measurements of capacity and data transfer rates; productivity is notoriously hard to quantify. It’s one of those things that people think “I know it when I see it,” but it’s difficult to measure.
Of course these issues aren’t new, we are just newly focusing on them. I’m excited by the change. [Full disclosure: I write a weekly (non-compensated) career feature for HPCwire.]