disadvantages of linux cluster - admin

Nicholas Henke henken at seas.upenn.edu
Wed Nov 6 10:28:08 PST 2002

On Wed, 6 Nov 2002 09:11:21 -0500 (EST)
"Robert G. Brown" <rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:

>   * Shoot your users.  G'wan, admit it, you've thought about it.  They
> just clutter up the computing landscape.  Well, OK, so we can't do
> that<sigh>.  So user support costs are relatively difficult to
> control, especially since it is a well known fact that all the things
> one might think of to reduce user administrative costs (providing
> extensive online documentation, providing user training sessions,
> providing individual and personalized tutorial sessions) are
> metaphorically equivalent to pissing into a category 5 hurricane.  

As someone who administers > 200 machines, I do not believe I have seen a
more accurate statement. Hillarious!

Nicholas Henke
Linux Cluster Systems Programmer
Liniac Project - Univ. of Pennsylvania

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