Over at Datacenter Dynamics, Andrew Carr from Bull writes that 2014 could be the year of supercomputing for the enterprise and Missing Middle.
Unlike commercial clouds, HPC-on-Demand addresses customer requirements by providing remote facilities with pre-installed and configured ISV applications and open source codes, available within a low-latency, high bandwidth, compute environment. But the availability of HPC-on-Demand is opening up the world of supercomputers to expanding organizations that want to quickly take on more work and burst capacity when required. SMEs, that have never previously had access to this kind of power, can now use it on a project basis over a defined period of time and only pay for what they use. They don’t waste investment by having infrastructure running idle.
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