Whatever Happened to High Productivity Computing?

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Andrew at the HPC Notes blog is wondering what happened to the term, High Productivity Computing?

The focus on Productivity in “HPC” was about making sure the value of HPC was recognized and the optimum benefits extracted for the budget. This is clearly still a valid and important topic. So why has the use of “High Productivity Computing” disappeared over the last few years and HPC now always means “High Performance Computing” again?

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  1. Wasn’t that more of a Microsoft thing? It never really caught on I thought

  2. Microsoft: taking the performance out of HPC..

    Yeah, they were the only people I heard use “High Productivity Computing”.