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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

One response to “Cloud Is Not What You Think It Is”

  1. shion

    Hey Krishnan – thanks for the analysis on the panel yesterday.

    I agree that the cloud can be used for small-scale HPC apps, but that’s exactly my point. HPC tends to focus on large-scale computation. At the scale most HPC guys think, a cluster solution (or distributed grid in some cases) makes a ton more sense. If you go to Supercomputing 2009 next week, I would be very surprised if you find anyone interested in using the cloud.

    A more general point is that most of the guys using the cloud aren’t really thinking at “web-scale”, which is to say, a data set the size of the Internet. At that scale, you do better by using your own data center (or by using 80legs, but I’ll refrain from the sales pitch 🙂 ).