It is critical for IT management to understand cost and ROI from a workload perspective if they are to grasp the revenue and profit prospects offered by HPC. You may potentially boost the ultimate cost of ownership by up to 30% by using reductive cost structures like price per core hour.
CIOs are under growing pressure to establish a structured, business-oriented accountability framework for the services they deliver to their organizations. As a result of this pressure, most elements of the IT environment have adopted a business-like management mindset.
The number of cores and core hours were the only pieces of information IT needed to make HPC purchase choices. HPC is one area where the contemporary era of IT business management has missed.
Historically, HPC cost models have been based on a fairly basic premise: The core hour.IT has to start looking at overall simulation costs rather than price per core hour.