Survey: The Economy and the Future of HPC

The HPC market has a terrific track record of putting innovative companies out of business. Will the dismal economy of 2009 bring this home? Inside HPC covers a recent survey on how economic events might affect buyers HPC budget plans for 2009:
“HPC vendors are experiencing economic disruptions because razor thin margins and little access to working capital mean they are hypersensitive to even small changes in the market. But they could stabilize where they are now and slowly return back to the “critical, but stable” state they’ve declined into over the past decade. However, if the disruption pushes into the HPC provider community — the labs and departments that provide HPC cycles and expertise to users — and we see a large scale reduction in employment and acquisition, then I think we’ll be in for a wholesale restructuring of the HPC market.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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