Cloudy With a Chance of HPC


Like the beginning of a rainstorm as the first few drops go from lonely pitter-pats to a torrential downpour, cloud computing has been steadily picking up momentum and announcing itself loud and clear. While undoubtedly the biggest player is still Amazon Web Services — which includes both the pay-to-play Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) — teams from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and even NASA are all jockeying for position in this growing market.

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