"Collaborative development has leveled the playing field and
given power to the individual. One young man from Finland started a
project, invited others to help, and started a computing
revolution. Today two people can use cloud services and free
software to start businesses that before needed millions of VC
funding. Small device manufacturers, by using open source, can now
use the same software used by industry giants. There has been one
space missing, however: large scale super computing.
"We're pleased to see OpenStack, the new open source project for
cloud computing projects from Rackspace and NASA. In the past, only
large institutions like NASA had access to super computing
functionality to complete large-scale computational projects."