[Beowulf] MS HPC... Oh dear...

Mike Davis jmdavis1 at vcu.edu
Mon Jun 12 09:40:34 PDT 2006

Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> We will confront you with your statement in a few years from now.
> If microsoft doesn't price their server/cluster stuff too expensive then 
> in X years from
> now they'll dominate the highend market. Microsoft always has just taken 
> markets by
> storming in giving away copies of their software for near free initially.
> Competition is hardly possible against that from software viewpoint.

Yea, we all remember the astounding success of Warewulf. Just how often 
did those free dual boot machines actually boot M$?

I can see the point that instrument manufacturers may use this. They 
already often use MS for their control systems in the Life Sciences. 
Luckily, the nmr's, and x-ray machines don't.


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