This Chicago Startup is Bringing Supercomputing to the Cloud
Supercomputing has changed the way we process big data in a wide range of industries.
Unsurprisingly, these capabilities to perform multiple complex tasks in the least possible amount of time have traditionally come at a price — in fact, even the first one hundred supercomputers were sold at a price of $8 million each (hefty, especially by the standards of early 1960s standards when they first launched). While this price point has mostly restricted supercomputing to academia, federal research labs and large industry, Parallel Works, a startup incubated at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Exchange, is out to democratize this — by bringing the underlying technology to the cloud. Read more.