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Disrupting the HPC Balance (again) - Stories from the Cloud


Oct 20
16:00 - 16:50

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HPC has always been a novel race between the technologists squeezing performance, and scale economics driving the mass-production prices to affordable levels.

The first cluster ('Beowulf') was an amalgam of both forces: commodity desktop CPUs and super modern 10 Mbit networking to make up in scale what each CPU lacked in horsepower.

It should be no shock that today a processor made popular in cellphones should be at the heart of a performance revolution, with cloud driving the economics.
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