One of the more interesting new discussions in our industry is around HPC (high performance computing) environments, and the inevitable discussion of how will you get to your information?
Lots of vendors piling in. It's getting pretty noisy. I wrote a bit earlier on NAS evolution, but this is a more focused discussion.
What most people don't know is that EMC is pretty active in this space, and we've got more than few showcase examples of how our thinking (and our products) apply.