Reply to post: Same as it ever was?

Cray explores options for supercomputing-as-a-service

Chas E. Erath

Same as it ever was?

Hasn't it always (i.e. for the last 20 or more years) been 'normal' to lease time on big iron(s)? I mean, Cray never offered it (I don't think), but still - why and/or how is this a new and/or different thing? (Besides the word 'cloud', I mean...)

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