The utility computing market is set to grow extremely rapidly in the next few years. A guy from Sun spoke to my 6.891 lecture last year saying he was spending his time trying to figure out utility computing. Can a group of MIT students start a company and beat the big players in this market?
In the utility computing market, the major objective of computing providers and consumers will be to boost GOPS/$ for specific applications. How will FPGAs find their way into such a market? Will FPGAs give that group of MIT students a competitive advantage?