[Beowulf] Re: GPU boards and cluster servers.
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Sep 8 12:01:59 PDT 2008
Tom Elken wrote:
> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org
> [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Tom Pierce
> ... It is a cost effective solution, and Dell clusters keep
> popping up at US Universities as well.
> The same is true at UK Universities.
Don't know about the UK universities, but more than a couple US ones
have signed single source agreements with Dell (or HP or [insert the
large tier 1 vendor of your choice]).
Makes selling things to these folks often a little more of a challenge
... not for pricing reasons, but purely for paperwork reasons.
I find it amusing on good days when we are asked to write a sole-source
memo for our customers. I won't comment on whether or not this is the
right thing to do, or even a good thing to do for the universities.
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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