[Beowulf] Re: Third-party drives not permitted on new Dell
Lux, Jim (337C)
james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Sun Mar 21 08:20:51 PDT 2010
On 3/20/10 11:57 PM, "Geoff Jacobs" <gdjacobs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Whenever there's a discussion on vendor markup, I always think on the
> Audiophile scene. In particular:
³Additionally, signal directional markings are provided for optimum signal
You mean you don¹t carefully align your ethernet cables so that they are
oriented in the direction of predominant data flow? I'm sure all the hot
stuff cluster folks take a look at the data flow among nodes before each job
and have the techs go reorient the cables. Or provide dual cables and
paths, at the very least.
> I think I can speak on behalf of everyone that we do not want computer
> hardware vendors to degrade to this level.
Aughhh! And I just spent the last year in my garage perfecting my Beophile
(tm pending<grin>) interconnect cables. I have them carefully aligned to
magnetic north to cure, waiting for the residual stresses to decay.
> Geoffrey D. Jacobs
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