[Beowulf] SGI and Sun: In Memoriam

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu Apr 2 05:29:50 PDT 2009

Geoff Galitz wrote:
>>  Also it's not like big discounts don't exist in the corporate world.
>>  Back when I worked for $multinational our group rates with Dell were
>>  astonishingly cheap.
> There was one university I worked for that Dell sold a medium-sized (approx
> 100 nodes) cluster complete with  myrinet networking for a loss just to get
> the bragging rights (for promotional purposes, of course).
> They even came and installed the hardware and the administrative software,
> but left the operational software to us.

This does happen.  It isn't sustainable, and if you speak with the 
companies involved, they aren't likely to continue these policies. 
Especially not these days.

Joseph Landman, Ph.D
Founder and CEO
Scalable Informatics LLC,
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