IBM rediscovers ancient plan for renting powerful computers
A server announcement put out today by IBM has confirmed at least one thing - the computing gods have a sense of humor.
IBM has boldly made its Blue Gene supercomputer - the fastest system on the planet - available for rent. Customers can pay close to $10,000 per week to use a small chunk of a Blue Gene system. The idea being that drug designers, protein hunters and scientists can tap unprecedented compute power without needing to buy an entire Blue Gene system, which costs a minimum of $2m per rack.
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