With commercial and HPC big data converging in many areas, where do you draw the line between the two data-intensive domains? The answer, in IDC’s view, is that a problem moves into the HPC realm when it requires HPC resources, especially software needing to run on HPC hardware to meet performance goals. It seems apparent that, over time, a growing number of commercial problems will scale to this level. This will cause more commercial vendors to expand into the HPC market, and more HPC vendors to expand in the opposite direction.
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