January 06, 2011
Nearly half of user organizations using cloud report a positive experience
TORONTO, Canada, Jan. 6 -- Sixty-two percent of high performance computing (HPC) users have experimented with private or public cloud, according to a survey of delegates performed by Platform Computing at the Supercomputing Conference (SC10) in November 2010. HPC users cited a number of ways they are evaluating private cloud infrastructures, including building shared infrastructures (36 percent) and bursting existing workloads (15 percent). Users are also experimenting with offloading applications or workloads to run on public cloud infrastructures (23 percent).
"Until recently, HPC users have been skeptical of implementing HPC cloud environments due to potential performance issues stemming from virtualization and the need for proper load balancing and fast compute times. The data we collected from delegates at this year's Supercomputing Conference show that the tide is turning for private cloud within the HPC community. Our customers are also reflecting this trend with more beginning to explore capabilities that help them better manage workloads while keeping an eye on their costs," said Randy Clark, CMO, Platform Computing.
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Source: Platform Computing Corp.
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