Posts Tagged ‘grid’

My friend Randy posted a few days ago on Grid, Cloud, HPC … What’s the Diff?. I started to make a comment on the blog, but it was getting too long so I moved it here. Randy does a good job of pinning down both performance and scalability, but in my experience productivity trumps both. This […]

One of the things that IGT2009 got me thinking about again was workload. It’s clear when listening to people’s stories of what they’ve put ‘on the cloud’ (both public and private) that certain workloads fit more easily than others. The easiest pickings seem to be embarrassingly parallel high performance compute (HPC) tasks that have high CPU demands […]