With Cloud HPC, the time to get the hardware is now 15 minutes, the time to get rid of the hardware is 15 minutes, as opposed to a couple of weeks, or a couple of months, and three or four years of depreciation. So it is a tremendous advantage: being able to relinquish the hardware is actually equally as important as the acquisition time, because it allows you to experiment now.
October 9, 2013
Interview: How the Cloud Provides Inexpensive Access to Massive Core Counts
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