Microsoft Releases Computational Cluster Technical PreviewToolkit

John Casu casuj at
Thu Feb 15 12:01:55 PST 2001

Douglas Eadline wrote:
> How does that quote go:
> "Imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery"
> I welcome this announcement. It makes us legitimate.
> Cluster computing is now recognized as a real market.
> Remember:  Some of us were laughed at several years ago.

This reminds me of the old DG ads immortallized in Soul of a New Machine:

"They say that IBM's entry into the market will legitimize the mini.
 The bastards say welcome."

> Philosophical Part:
> The great thing about Beowulf (and Linux) is that WE
> are developing what WE need not what a marketing
> manager thinks we need.  If WE as a community
> keep doing this, we are always in the lead. Others
> will follow, but will never have the advantage of
> leadership.
> Doug
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