Over the past few days, another online publication covering the high-performance computing space has taken to the Internet in an effort to discredit the work we are doing at insideHPC.com. The publication asserts that our content is compromised by an affiliation with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Let’s set the record straight. With the acquisition of the publication announced in 2010, insideHPC is the sole property of myself, Rich Brueckner, a private citizen who has never worked for the government or contracted with the government in any capacity.
insideHPC.com is a forum that distills news and events in the world of high performance computing and presents it in bite-sized nuggets as a resource for supercomputing professionals. We provide original content and analysis as well as linking to external sources.
As President of the company and chief editor, my mission is to filter out the noise and provide the supercomputing community with HPC news that matters. As part of that mission, we sometimes post guest columns in an effort to provide different perspectives on HPC technology.
Separately, we have an advertising and sponsorship side that generates the income to pay our bills and enables us to grow. Our advertisers reach thousands of HPC influencers, recommenders and decision makers around the globe through our blog site, special event supplements, and direct email outreach. And since we believe in transparency, we proudly list our sponsor organizations.
We are a completely independent publication, with no ties to our sponsors other than a normal advertising relationship that exists with any media outlet. It’s a business model that’s been around since the printing press, and as such, we keep editorial decisions separate from the business in the interest of fairness. And, as stated, we have no financial, editorial, or intellectual affiliation with the DoD.
As an online publication, we analyze and editorialize with the same journalistic integrity that you will find at any U.S. media outlet.
While it’s no fun for me to sit here and defend myself, I am an optimist and I believe that there is a bright side to all this; as a publication, insdeHPC is growing in readership and global reach. At the same time, I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to wake up every day and get to write about my passion for high performance computing.
If you have any questions for us, please email Rich Brueckner at rich @ insidehpc.com. I will be glad to answer any further questions on this matter.