Microsoft Releases Computational Cluster Technical Preview To olkit

nashif at nashif at
Tue Feb 13 21:40:32 PST 2001

On Tue, 13 Feb 2001, Mattson, Timothy G wrote:

> At the heart of the CD are the excellent tools from MPI software Technology
> Inc.  They are commercial tools, so the Beowulf community may not like
> them.  But rest assured, there are many companies out there who'd rather
> pay someone to maintain their cluster middleware than maintain it
> themselves.
> Also on the CD is Intel's MKL library, PLAPACK from Robert van de Geijn's
> group, and a collection of scripts and documentation from the Cornel
> Threory Center.  Oh, and lets not forget the Microsoft contribution, Visual
> studio and Windows 2000.  

On a windows based cluster you even have to pay for a simple utility like
rsh (If you are looking for a reliable implementation). Not to mention all
the other "tools" mentioned on microsoft pages like cloning and admin


Anas Nashif <nashif at>
SuSE GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany

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