Cloud-based education, Part 2, High-performance computing for education
Economics, availability, architecture, and scale
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Date archived: November 29, 2016 | First published: January 31, 2012
Part 1 of this series focused on the tools, methods, and strategies for using the cloud. This article explores high-performance computing (HPC) from supercomputers to warehouse-scale computers and how the cloud makes supercomputing for educators and students more economical and available, with a broader range of architectures and scaling elasticity. In the past, students were often only able to read about supercomputers. Today, with the cloud, hands-on in HPC is much more feasible. This article provides a starting point for cloud-based HPC educational strategy.
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