Over at the Connect Blog, Adriana Hamacher writes that the attractions of big data and necessity for increased computing power are pulling HPC out of its academic cloisters and into business.
These new developments can open up the world of supercomputers to expanding organisations that want to quickly take on more work and exceed capacity when needed. This means that 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. Supercomputing for SMEs has never been such a lucrative possibility.
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