Globe, a magazine under Xinhua News Agency, recently published an article that painted a picture of how future wars will be fought. The battlefields, whether on land and sea or in the air and in space, would be integrated and the different army branches would have to blend into each other to form a unified force. It would require extremely powerful computing capabilities and models. The author thought that cloud computing would be the most suitable to handle the functions for central command. Cloud computing offers the best model for information and resource sharing, which translates into better coordination, as well as a competitive advantage. The article also pointed out that cloud computing is very useful for simulating wars for training purposes, which is especially helpful for countries that cannot constantly deploy their military in real wars like the United States does.
Source: Xinhua, October 25, 2011