[Beowulf] MS Cray
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Sep 17 09:58:27 PDT 2008
Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> Also, as one would expect, the hardware premium is hefty. A compute
> blade with dual Xeon E5462s, 16GB RAM (8x2GB), and an 80GB HDD is $6656.
> Without even trying too hard I can get a similarly configured 1U node
> for $4400. So that's a 50% markup on nodes, not to mention the almost
> $9K for the chassis. Of course, that's before any discounts.
> Maybe it's my miserly ways, but I just don't see the value proposition
What about a bundled bumper sticker saying something like "my other
computer is a Cray" ... Thats gotta be worth something... right?
Way way back I remember internal discussions in SGI (or SGI/Cray if you
prefer) that went something like "you can't paint a box purple and
charge 3x the price". Some thought you could.
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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