FW: Total Cost of Ownership and porting (was FW: Can we have a mo ment of silence (or several million dollars) . . . please?)

Schilling, Richard RSchilling at affiliatedhealth.org
Tue Jun 26 10:34:19 PDT 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Lindahl [mailto:lindahl at conservativecomputer.com] 
> Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 7:57 PM

> Even if you stay on a x86 32-bit platform, you have the "portability"
> problem of > 4gig files, which sometimes makes you have to modify your
> code. Even if all the system routines and the Fortran runtime use LFS
> calls, you'll still have some places to hack in your C code.
> -- g

Exactly.  There was recently a discussion on this list about keeping a
registry of Beowulf clusters, and I would include porting costs in that

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