I don’t usually link to my own stuff, but you may find this interesting. I just finished an article/Q&A with Dan Reed, longtime HPC’er, science and computation advocate, and head of the Cloud Computing Futures research team at Microsoft. The quote about the twins is his.
There is a lot of IT press coverage of the CCF already, and I didn’t want to repeat that, so the angle Dr. Reed and I took was to talk about how cloud computing and HPC relate to one another. His responses provide a glimpse into the future and how cloud and HPC will influence each other — and where they won’t.