SC Online is reporting today that two new studies have been released from the Council on Competitiveness and IDC. Some of the findings
- Most (57%) of the 77 surveyed firms have important problems they cannot solve with desktop computers.
- As a group, these companies face three major barriers to HPC adoption: uncertainty about the availability of software that will run their applications on HPC servers, lack of people skilled in using HPC hardware and software systems, and cost constraints associated with moving to HPC.
- 22 of the surveyed firms (29%) said they are willing to pay an outside organization to help them understand HPC and how it can lead to superior, better-selling products.
Looks like a business opportunity to me, and another argument in favor of hosted HPC services.