[Beowulf] Third-party drives not permitted on new Dell servers?
john.hearns at mclaren.com
Tue Feb 16 05:34:46 PST 2010
> But what if the customer tells you, ship me your system without a
> drive, I'll
> put whatever I want in there so you are not my point of contact for
> drives but you say, no, I won't allow them in my system and I won't
> even sell
> you a replacement of what I do allow in the system?
I have been in a situation like this, but not with disks.
Company X sells them a system, integrates it on site. However hardware
SHOULD come from Company Y which is the supplier of the hardware.
Customers never see it that way, and Company X gets the phone calls and
to book service calls, take hardware apart and run tests on behalf of
That's why people like Joe are very wary of letting customers have a
choosing $high-performance-component to save a few dollars.
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