“Threshold Applications” Key to HPC Growth

Addison Snell at Tabor Research predicts that “threshold applications” are the ones to watch in 2008:
“Advancements in technology, improvements in price/performance, and true productivity gains have combined to make HPC an attractive investment in non-traditional application areas. Tabor Research refers to these as “threshold applications.” A threshold HPC application is one that:
* Does not fit into established, traditional definitions of HPC applications, or is a distinct subset within a category that has not previously benefited from HPC.
* Is enabled by recent advancements in HPC technology, price/performance, or productivity.
* Reflects traditional HPC applications in its overall workflow or type of configuration required.
* Has the potential for significant growth in HPC, i.e., computational methods could become the new paradigm. 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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