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Realities and Challenges of HPC in the Cloud

Think Tank JoshSimons 2011 banner small.pngI sat on a vendor panel at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC ’11) in Hamburg recently as part of a new series sponsored by HPCwire called ISC Think Tank which intends to bring together industry experts to discuss topics of interest to the HPC community. These inaugural sessions focused on the realities and challenges of HPC in the Cloud. There were three panels, one with vendors, one with end-users, and a final session with analysts. I especially recommend the analyst panel both because it was useful and also because it is so rare to have analysts from multiple companies participating in the same event.