Me, on the growing market in "low end" HPC

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In an act of shameless self-promotion, I’ll mention that I’m vacationing from my usual weekly news summary in HPCwire this week. In its place I’ve contributed an article about the rapidly expanding market for workgroup-sized HPC and how some of the vendors are tackling it.

It’s hard to excerpt one’s one work, but here’s a snippet

The problem is that the path to success in the HPC workgroup market is not clear. Much of the potential of this market is buried under the reality that its customers don’t identify with HPC technologies as part of their solution set. At the same time HPC companies have to figure out how to position their technologies in terms relevant to this new market. It will take time and experience in each of the many new markets that workgroup HPC is trying to penetrate to create solutions that connect with customers.

Unsurprisingly, I think it’s a great article. You should read the whole thing, and then check out the other features in this week’s edition

And if my unbiased opinion isn’t good enough for you (!), then let me add that there’s even a quote from Dan Reed in it. How ’bout them apples?

You can’t leave comments on the HPCwire website, but if you’ve got an opinion on this market or what I have to say about it, feel free to leave a comment on this post.


  1. John Leidel says

    Shame on you John! 🙂