Over at the Rescale Blog, Sunny Manivannan writes that the recent ISC Cloud’13 conference in Germany focused on engineering and scientific simulations, the most natural candidates for adoption of Cloud HPC.
There is a strong and growing wave of interest (and not just from vendors) in cloud-based engineering simulation. I met with numerous end users, especially from smaller and mid-market companies, who desperately need a more cost-effective way to perform engineering work, in terms of both computation and software licensing. Not surprisingly, the few large-enterprise representatives I spoke with expressed interest in the “burst” capability now offered by the cloud. Walking them through the business case for cloud simulation helped me understand their immediate and longer-term strategies for leveraging the cloud, and it bodes well for the future of this growing market.
Manivannan participated in a panel discussion on Removing Roadblocks on the Way to Cloud. Read the Full Story.