Wall St. Tech Elite take HPC to Main Street

Information Week reports that HPC isn’t just for the National Labs any more:
“However, unlike in the old days, when ultra-high-end processors were mostly unaffordable and locked away in an NSA back room, today everybody can access HPC. If you’ve got a bunch of blades, you can create your own cluster. And if you don’t have the hardware on hand, you can rent compute cycles from IBM (IBM) or Sun Microsystems (SUNW). Interestingly, and perhaps paradoxically, the challenge today remains the same as it ever was. Namely, it’s very hard to create software which can take proper advantage of all the hardware.” Full Story

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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