Comments on 10,000 Core Computer Proves Cloud ScalabilityRon Miller looks at news & trends in the cloud & mobile industries.2013-04-26T17:41:09Zhttp://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/mobile-cloud-view/10000-core-computer-proves-cloud-scalability/feed/atom/By: PRMPRMhttp://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/mobile-cloud-view/?p=368#comment-962011-04-26T15:14:32Z2011-04-26T15:14:32ZThis phase of the experiment proves that it is technically feasible and possible. The next step is – can it become financially feasible? In this case, to Genentech the answer is presumably yes, but a for-profit firm can’t make money with one customer – this configuration probably needs hundreds or thousands of customers to remain viable. The trick will be attracting and retaining enough customers that need this scale of computing that it is profitable to build and offer as a serivce. I’m not saying they don’t exist, only pointing out that it is the next step in proving the commercial viability of this experiment.