/. MS vs. university Beowulfs
erayo at cs.bilkent.edu.tr
Fri Feb 22 11:05:12 PST 2002
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On Friday 22 February 2002 19:45, Doug J Nordwall wrote:
> The other thing that was a good point on slashdot was the cost per node.
> DO I have to license a copy of windows for every machine in the cluster?
> When you see people building clusters out of $250 machines (really, I
> know a guy who did), a $200 OS or $100 OS, or a $50 OS is a big deal.
> Especially when it's x16, or x32, or x128.
Why else do you think MS would dispatch marketing droids in this territory?
What MS does not understand is that:
If you are offering a commercial/non-free OS for parallel computing, you
should make some cool hardware to go with it, ie not doable with plain IP
Eray Ozkural (exa) <erayo at cs.bilkent.edu.tr>
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
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