[Beowulf] hpl size problems
hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Fri Sep 30 19:07:40 PDT 2005
> Did I mention that the latest redhattish OS Gaussian will support on i386
> is Red Hat 9? And that in general they will not support you if you install
> security patches?
jeez. the whole concept of support is an interesting one. the owner's
manual for your car doesn't have a list of "supported" roads, for instance.
the car is warranted against all defects under normal conditions/etc.
all driving/roads are supported except abusive ones.
we expect carmakers to fix defective vehicles. and yet, we somehow do this
without the auto equivalent of some super-LSB standard, ABI, testsuite.
if your new car has a wobbly rearview mirror, they fix it. why is that so
hard in the software world? it's sad...
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