[Beowulf] Re: GPU boards and cluster servers.

Joe Landman 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.
> 	Tom  
> The same is true at UK Universities.
> -Tom

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.


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