Cisco’s Jeff Squyres writes that HPC is no longer the exclusive domain of National Labs and advanced researchers:
“Sure, there’s still the bleeding edge of HPC — my Grandma isn’t using a petascale computer (yet). All the national labs and advanced researchers are still hanging out at the high-end of HPC, pushing the state of the art to get faster and bigger results that simply weren’t possible before. Vendors now make black-box solutions that hide the parallelism and complexity from the user. Users now press a button, a miracle occurs, and the results pop out. Users can now run larger jobs than they ever could before. And these results take far less time to compute.
Read the Full Story.