This isn’t news since it was published two weeks ago, but it looks like an interesting read. Wall Street and Technology has an article on the struggles big finance is having as it ramps up really large HPC efforts
Over the past few years, Wall Street has taken a brute force approach to HPC, populating data centers with thousands of servers and racks of blades. These tactics can meet high-performance needs, but the grids and server clusters grow larger every day as firms develop new products and models that demand high performance. …
But where do firms scale from here, and critically, how do they manage escalating power needs?
It’s interesting to see new communities that are facing the same challenges we’re facing.