[Beowulf] Win64 Clusters!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Tue Apr 10 13:29:02 PDT 2007

> It was PVM that enabled true message passing parallel code to be written
> that made a pile of machines (be they Alphas, simple PCs, Sun

I'm not disagreeing, but wonder why PVM is basically extinct now.
that is, why was MPI considered an improvement/replacement?

> MS knifed IBM over OS/2 (which was a decently designed OS that might
> have given Unix a real run for its money) and hence lost out on all the

I worked on OS/2, and it was no peach on the inside, so to speak ;)
it's hard to speculate about what-ifs on a system which had barely
shaken off its initial hw target (12 MHz 286!) by the time it was dropped.

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