[Beowulf] RE: MS Cray
Nifty niftyompi Mitch
niftyompi at niftyegg.com
Sun Sep 28 21:44:49 PDT 2008
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 04:13:05PM -0700, Naveed Near-Ansari wrote:
>> A big disadvantage of in-house is that it leads to an inventory of
>> ancient gear that becomes hard to maintain, and balkanized ownership
>> (we bought that for Project X, and though Project X is long gone, the
>> former staff of Project X still owns it). A big advantage of in-house
>> is that you can walk across the street and pick up an oscilloscope.
> We had some issues with these NASA owned machines in the previous
> department i worked for. Because of arcane rules of ownership and what
> could be done with these machines, they sat in a closet for years (they
> may still be there) because noone knew what could be legally done with
> these extrememly outdated and useless machines.
Interesting... If I recall my history correctly Unix was first prototyped on a cast off machine...
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