HPC and cloud computing, "twins separated at birth"

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I don’t usually link to my own stuff, but you may find this interesting. I just finished an article/Q&A with Dan Reed, longtime HPC’er, science and computation advocate, and head of the Cloud Computing Futures research team at Microsoft. The quote about the twins is his.

There is a lot of IT press coverage of the CCF already, and I didn’t want to repeat that, so the angle Dr. Reed and I took was to talk about how cloud computing and HPC relate to one another. His responses provide a glimpse into the future and how cloud and HPC will influence each other — and where they won’t.

“Twins Separated at Birth: Cloud Computing, HPC and How Microsoft Is Trying To Change How We Think About Scale


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