Companies are making rapid migrations to cloud based resources across industry, except for a lag in one area, high performance computing. There are a few reasons for this lag. First, most companies utilize their HPC systems near 90 percent making for much less cost savings in migration. Heavily utilized system are usually less expensive to run on your own data center than pay the premium for utilizing the cloud. The exception is in the high speed storage. Cloud storage turns out to be fairly performant and much less costly than on premises storage, but the latency between it and the compute power makes it unusable with inprem compute.
Tomorrow I will talk about the second reason HPC migrations to the cloud are lagging behind conventional datacenter migrations.