New Studies on HPC Adoption

The Council on Competitiveness and IDC have released two new studies that identify the barriers large and small firms face in moving from desktop computers to High Performance Computing (HPC) servers.
The first of the two new studies, Reveal: Council on Competitiveness and USC-ISI Broad Study of Desktop Technical Computing End Users and HPC, found among other things that companies face three major barriers to HPC adoption: uncertainty about the availability of software that will run their applications on HPC servers, lack of people skilled in using HPC hardware and software systems, and cost constraints associated with moving to HPC.
The second new study, Reflect: Council on Competitiveness and USC-ISI In-Depth Study of Technical Computing End Users and HPC, focuses on a predefined group of desktop and entry-level HPC users in a specific domain to identify any significant differences from the broader Reveal study. Full Story

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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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