This week on the Adaptive Computing blog, I write about what it was like to start up a modest supercomputer on the Amazon cloud. Check it out…
If you look up “computational economics” on wikipedia, you’ll find out all about software models that economists use to study game theory, recessions, scarcity, and so forth.
Tweak your search terms a bit, and google takes you to discussions about the economics of the computer industry–how Moore’s Law plays out in changing prices for compute power, why cloud computing and cheap GPUs are changing how much we expect to pay, how the mobile revolution is killing traditional PCs, what the job market looks like for us software geeks.
That’s all well and good.
But there is a third half of the computer+economics interaction that I don’t hear anybody talking about.