Tue Nov 9 01:00:01 PST 2010
business environment (like for transactions processing or stress analysis),
this cost is very much a reality. It's important for our
directors/administrators/venture capitalists to understand how we are going
to deal with the "incremental costs" of our clusters.
Keeping track of the time to recompile our code (as effortless as it may
be), and comparing that with, say upgrading nodes with Windows NT is
something your boss will appreciate. The time it takes for Intel to stop
producing the I32 architectures is your timeline to work with when
establishing a porting cost per unit of time.
Peter Dell touched on this in a recent paper . . .
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