The Promise Of Performance: CRN Takes You To SC14
Back in the day, the annual Supercomputer conference was about, well, about supercomputers, the kind that only the largest laboratories or universities could afford.
However, the ever-more-favorable power-to-cost ratio of server, storage and networking equipment has brought the cost of building and using high-performance computing (HPC) and other similar high-end solutions within the reality of the everyday enterprise, where they are now used for a wide range of applications from analytics to simulations to big data.
This month's SC14 was a chance for a wide range of IT vendors to break out their highest-performance gear. But not everyone could make the trip to New Orleans to attend. For those, CRN has brought together a dozen representative technologies sure to bring out the geek in everyone. Turn the page and see what we mean.