A recent article in IT Business Edge asks “Do Processors Really Matter Anymore?” There is a statement in the article that got me thinking:
It would seem … that the only users still focusing on clock speeds and overall processing capability are in the HPC market…
To this statement, I tend to disagree. In HPC there is a focus on processors, but not so much on flops per core anymore. There is a real concentration on how to leverage parallel computational resources in order to get your application to run efficiently.
What do you think?