High Performance Computing is Flying High | eWeek
"The swift rise of cloud computing—applications made available as on-demand services for enterprises and consumers over the Web—is now requiring HPC and "super" storage at all levels, Platform Computing founder and CEO Songnian Zhou told an audience of several hundred IT managers and developers here at Platform Global Conference, held May 19-21.
Platform Computing makes specialized management software for HPC data centers serving sectors such as the financial market, earth science, oil and gas exploration, health care, and government and military installations.
"Current data centers, most of them built more than 10 years ago, are costly to run and not very efficient in using power resources," Zhou said. "What IT managers and CIOs need when they are looking to upgrade are agile, scalable, more powerful, more cost-effective servers and storage systems that use more automation, share resources, use less power and run on commodity hardware.
"Yet these new systems must be able to deliver powerful Web services 24/7. This is what HPC brings to the table.""
Lots more stats and numbers at the origianl article: Why HPC Is Flying High