[Beowulf] Survey on beowulf.org -- and a drawing for a video iPod

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 09:39:38 PDT 2007


I considered writing in "The University of Tokyo" :-) but felt I was missing
a boat somewhere.
I couldn't find the link on the top page, or on the community page, but used
the "direct" link. Maybe you had meant some article indicating the context?
A questionaire comparing vendors of particular things seems fine to me, but
the question as stated seemed a bit broad compared to the list of specific
companies in the followup.

And I can pass on the iPod, I can't do anything without either chalk, or a
100+ key keyboard. My phone chuckles at me.

Peter


On 4/11/07, Tim Cutts <tjrc at sanger.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>
> On 10 Apr 2007, at 11:52 pm, Donald Becker wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Survey on beowulf.org -- video iPod
> >
> > For those who haven't checked out the beowulf.org web pages recently,
> > we've
> > put up a survey about HPC.
> >
> > You can find the link on the home page of
> >    http://beowulf.org
> > or go directly to the survey at
> >    http://www.beowulf.org/community/survey.php
>
> I find the initial question essentially impossible to answer.  The
> whole point of beowulf computing is that you can build it out of
> almost anything.  Most of the software is community driven.  The
> ideas are community driven.  The leaders are the community, not any
> one company.  The hardware is commodity.  I can't even name one when
> pushed to; I don't use any cluster software I had to buy, and the
> vendors who made my hardware are pretty much incidental - I could
> have used anyone.
>
> And that answer to the first question makes the subsequent questions
> even more impossible to answer.
>
> Looks like I don't get the video iPod.  :-)
>
> Tim
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