[Beowulf] Didn't we see this before?
Gerry Creager N5JXS
gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Jun 24 07:20:30 PDT 2004
Do we have any particular reason to think this foray will produce a
Windows implementation that will offer significant benefit to the
science and engineering developers over what we're doing?
At the risk of being accused of taking things out of context, I
particularly liked this quote:
"Parallel-computing clusters are increasingly being seen in the
enterprise," Microsoft product manager Dennis Oldroyd says. "It's been
the domain of academia and research. Now, with low-cost standardized
hardware, it's becoming less of a niche play."
So: have we been relegated to niche status? Somehow I thought what I'd
done with geodestic processing codes in the past was closer to
leading-edge than niche, but I guess, since I wasn't using Windows, I
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