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Why high-performance computing has moved to the cloud

Two leading analysts’ reports, from Intersect360 Research and Hyperion Research, show the high-performance computing market has reached an inflection point. The cloud segment includes Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Google.

Intersect360 says high-performance cloud spending by high-performance computing customers grew by 44 percent from 2016 to 2017, to about $1.1 billion—much faster than the growth in the total high-performance computing market, which is still mostly traditional on-premises hardware clusters.

The two related reasons for the faster cloud adoption of high-performance computing are pretty clear to me.

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