The HPC world according to Greg

HPC Wire interviews Greg Papadopoulos this week on the future of HPC:
“It all boils down to efficiency at scale. And by this I mean real work performed versus capital expended, power consumed, space used, and the number of people needed to keep it all working. Historically, we all got target fixated on the capital costs (the “cheap revolution”), frequently at the expense of the other terms. But if you are, say, in Tokyo right now, it’s quite likely that you will pay more over the lifetime of a system to power it than you did to purchase it in the first place. As applications get deployed at hyperscale, then these operating terms really begin to dominate.” Full Story


About Rich
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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