Cray Research is now offering its Urika-GX supercomputer as a cloud computing service, targeted at life-sciences customers looking for compute cycles to solve some heavy problems.

This offering, done with cloud infrastructure provider Markley, makes Cray one of the last high-performance computing providers to give cloud computing a try.But few companies actually need it.[ A developer’s guide: Get started with serverless computing. | Microsoft Azure Functions locks in on serverless computing. | Build ’em now! 5 uses for serverless frameworks. ]
Most enterprise-based RD shops just need high-performance computing services from time to time, and they rarely need a specific platform such as the Urika-GX.

And they can get the more generic high-performance computing services from Amazon Web Services or other modern cloud providers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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