In this slidecast, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing describes his insights on the future of science in a world with accessible supercomputing.
One technology trend that will shape innovation in the healthcare and life sciences arena this century is increased access to computing to analyze data, simulate, and do science in silico via the cloud. When scientists and researchers are no longer limited by fixed-size compute and data capacity, we get better, faster science. We’re now able to create utility supercomputers of up to 50,000 cores in the cloud, for less than $1,000/hour, for small research labs to Big 10 Pharmas. Utility HPC and supercomputing make what was once impossible science, possible.