[Beowulf] Win64 Clusters!!!!!!!!!!!!
ryanw at windows.microsoft.com
Mon Apr 2 21:02:06 PDT 2007
Yeah, that marketing slogan wasn't too great since it sounds like we're
solely taking HPC mainstream. Ouch. Of course, that isn't the case.
Where would people on this list place the credit for HPC going
mainstream? If I had to pick one source, which is unfair to do, it would
be the rich array of applications that exist, from BLAST to Fluent, from
Ganglia to LSF, from PERL to Matlab.
Thanks for the feature requests, Joe.
Group Program Manager - HPC
ryanw at microsoft.com
From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org]
On Behalf Of Joe Landman
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 12:07 PM
To: Douglas Eadline
Cc: Erik Paulson; beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Win64 Clusters!!!!!!!!!!!!
Douglas Eadline wrote:
> I believe that if we do not protect against revisionist history, then
you mean like how now with WCCS2k+3 clustering and HPC is *now*
(suddenly magically spontaneously) "mainstream" ?
This is just something I personally take issue with. The entire
explosive growth of clustering has driven HPC hard into the mainstream.
This happened long before it was a glimmer in their eyes. 6+ years of
explosive growth, going from noise in the statistics to dominating the
statistics. Then along they came with WCCS2k+3.
Their entry is late into the cycle. And if you listen to the comments
of the senior execs, it makes one wonder how committed they are to HPC
and clusters as compared to how committed they are to battling Linux.
This is not to diminish their efforts. WCCS2k+3 is likely reasonably
good for some subset of groups. Microsoft has some good people there,
and playing with the W2k+3 x64 on our JackRabbit unit was fun. They
still need a real POSIX subsystem, and hopefully, someday, they will
give in, and get cygwin or mingw to be fully supported/shipping using
Though I expect to see airborn and stable flight from porcine critters
about the same time. Too bad, as that would likely ease
adoption/porting issues. Tremendously.
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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