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Firm creates one cloud to compute them all
What do you do when you're months out from releasing a film and the computers rendering the special effects can't handle the load? You build a new datacentre, release the billion-dollar film on time, turn the centre into a supercomputing facility and inspire the facility's operators to create an on-demand computing management company.
Cloud speeds up Westpac simulations
When Westpac principal architect Ward Britton found that the bank's quantitative analysts were unable to do anything while their desktops ran financial simulations, he wondered whether he could use the opportunity to test offloading the calculations to the cloud and get a performance boost.