Microsoft Releases Computational Cluster Technical Preview To olkit

David Grant davidgrant at
Mon Feb 5 06:20:29 PST 2001

If I was a betting man, I bet they don't release the source code.....

Exxxcuuuse me, Mr. Gates, I need to license the additional nodes on my
cluster, how much for the additional licenses?? :-)

"just David's 2 cents..."

David A. Grant,  V.P. Cluster Technologies
GSH Intelligent Integrated Systems
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----- Original Message -----
From: <nashif at>
To: <beowulf at>
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 12:40 AM
Subject: RE: Microsoft Releases Computational Cluster Technical Preview To

> On Tue, 13 Feb 2001, Mattson, Timothy G wrote:
> > At the heart of the CD are the excellent tools from MPI software
> > 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
> > group, and a collection of scripts and documentation from the Cornel
> > Threory Center.  Oh, and lets not forget the Microsoft contribution,
> > 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
> tools.
> Anas
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