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Intersect360 Research Releases Report on Cloud Computing in HPC

Examines Evaluation and Adoption of Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds

SUNNYVALE, CA - June 20, 2011 -Intersect360 Research, a market research and analysis firm focused on the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry, announces the release of its latest report, Cloud Computing in HPC: Usage and Types. The study, based on the company's survey of HPC users regarding their adoption of cloud computing resources, reports on the evaluation and adoption of public, private, and hybrid cloud computing models for HPC applications. Future reports in the series will examine the barriers, drivers, and economic models for using or evaluating cloud resources for HPC.

"With such a high proportion of users and vendors looking at clouds, this is fundamental research for the HPC industry," said Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research. "There are a lot of different definitions and approaches out there, and this report will help the vendor community tailor their offerings to match what end users want to buy.“

Major findings of the study include:

  • There is greater interest in evaluating private and hybrid cloud systems than public cloud systems. For organizations evaluating cloud types, multiple types are under consideration.
  • Hybrid cloud systems may demand new kinds of contracts that spell out ownership and possession of HPC assets and responsibilities for HPC cloud system operations.
  • For organizations implementing public, private, and hybrid cloud types, pure-play choices dominate the distribution. These HPC organizations are early adopters and apparently choose an approach to pursue.
  • The private cloud type holds the greatest share at this time. HPC sites with larger budgets favor the private cloud type.

About Intersect360 Research

Intersect360 Research is a market intelligence, research, and consulting advisory practice focused on suppliers, users, and policymakers across the High Performance Computing ecosystem. Intersect360 Research relies on both user-based and supplier-based research to form a complete perspective of HPC market dynamics, trends, and usage models.


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