In a notable trend for today’s enterprise environments, IT and business leaders are increasingly looking to the cloud to run their high performance computing and artificial intelligence workloads. And there are lots of good reasons for this shift to accessing high-powered computational resources as services.
For starters, cloud-based HPC services give IT organizations the flexibility to add leading-edge resources on demand, which makes for a more agile enterprise. Business initiatives are no longer slowed by the need to design, procure and deploy complex HPC systems to support new applications. And then there are the budgetary advantages of paying for HPC as a usage-based operational expense, as opposed to making large upfront capital investments.