COTS was Re: [Beowulf] 96 Processors Under Your Desktop

Greg Lindahl lindahl at
Wed Sep 1 13:15:42 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 12:41:24PM -0700, Jim Lux wrote:

> "requires time and expertise to set up" is of course what makes clusters (as
> a completed system) not COTS, even though the components or subassemblies
> may be COTS.

I learn a new definition of COTS every day. I hadn't seen this one
before.  I suppose all the parents struggling to assemble toys on Xmas
eve can console themselves that the mass-market item they bought at
Wal-Mart isn't COTS...

-- greg

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