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Interview: How the Cloud Provides Inexpensive Access to Massive Core Counts

stoweOver at Primeur Magazine, Ad Emmen has posted an interview with Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe on the topic of increasing adoption of Cloud computing for HPC.

The time to get the hardware is now 15 minutes, the time to get rid of the hardware is 15 minutes, as opposed to a couple of weeks, or a couple of months, and three or four years of depreciation. So it is a tremendous advantage: being able to relinquish the hardware is actually equally as important as the acquisition time, because it allows you to experiment now. You can write a set of algorithms, deploy the hardware, in a matter that you think fits best, right now. But next month, if you come up with a better way of running your trading algorithm, your life science workload, your manufacturing simulation or the set of workloads around it, then you change the hardware, and you do not have to wait for that equipment for three to five years. Which is kind of a big deal.

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