[Beowulf] FYI: HPC Server 2008 hits top 25

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 13:17:46 PDT 2008


Matt,
First, I don't understand how a "technoronin" can have a boss :-)
I only saw OS360 through Brook's Mythical Man Month; by the time I did
fortran on big iron it was VM/CMS. But if you have the hardware drawing
power already, then sure, cluster 'em :-)
Peter

On 6/24/08, Matt Lawrence <matt at technoronin.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 24 Jun 2008, Peter St. John wrote:
>
>  MS isn't famous for new development (as scientists see "new development")
>> but a few hundred engineers would not be such a big investment for them.
>>
>> I'd be more interested in a comparison of that many whatever, quad core
>> xeon? running linux vs MS's running Cluster Server 2008. CP/M could be a
>> pretty powerful OS if it ran on enough nodes :-) and of course I think of
>> XP
>> as CP/M v.99 (approximately) (although that isn't fair to VMS, the
>> forebear
>> of NT)
>>
>
> I'm sorely tempted to try to run a cluster of OS/360 systems just to say it
> has been done.  Should be pretty easy using Hercules/390.
>
> Since my boss reads this list, I'm not sure if he will be amused or
> appalled at the idea.  probably both.
>
> -- Matt
> It's not what I know that counts.
> It's what I can remember in time to use.
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