HPCWire Editor’s note: The case for HPC in the cloud is growing stronger, but still has a way to go, especially for the more traditional HPC segments in the public sector. In this perspective piece, Red Oak’s Chris Downing walks us through what public cloud vendors are doing well and where there is room for improvement.

The last couple of years have seen cloud computing gradually build some legitimacy within the HPC world, but still the HPC industry lies far behind enterprise IT in its willingness to outsource computational power.

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