[Beowulf] SSD caching for parallel filesystems

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Mon Feb 11 03:49:59 PST 2013


Andrew,

Companies can deliver to companies things dirt cheap. Companies have  
basically zero rights compared to citizen.
For example if you buy product A, then a customer has the right to  
return, within a given period of time.
A company doesn't have that right, unless agreed contractual.

So that makes things a lot easier when companies buy in massively  
from you - as the service you have to deliver is really
limited compared to the rest.

In fact under EU law you have the right of 2 years service and  
garantuee as a customer. A company doesn't have that.
Bought is bought. Which returns?

If you run a shop, you have personnel, you have EXPENSIVE rent, not  
seldom in the center of a city and you have a difficult to maintain  
website.

So a luxury product produced for X dollar in Asia, usually ends up  
for 4X in the shops.

That was the case 30 years ago, that still is the case.

On Feb 11, 2013, at 10:28 AM, Andrew Holway wrote:

>> You seem to have no idea what determines prices when you buy in a  
>> lot versus
>> just 1.
>
> Yes indeed. I am obviously clueless in the matter.



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