[Beowulf] Microsoft "cloud" commercials.
prentice at ias.edu
Thu Apr 7 08:15:58 PDT 2011
Oh, sorry. I missed the sarcasm. I thought you were defending MS.
The "office supplies calculations" should have tripped my sarcasm
Sorry. I'm in a rare (and ranting!) mood today. Must be time for a vacation.
On 04/07/2011 11:13 AM, Crusan, Steve wrote:
> Oh I understand the difference, but I thought I'd take this opportunity
> to bash MS.
> But, since MS's cloud runs off of MS Azure and MS Server 2008, I would
> bet the excel functionality would be possible.
> Steve Crusan
> System Administrator"Crusan, Steve" <scrusan at UR.Rochester.edu>
> Center for Research Computing
> -----Original Message-----
> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org on behalf of Prentice Bisbal
> Sent: Thu 4/7/2011 11:05 AM
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> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Microsoft "cloud" commercials.
> "Cluster" != "Cloud"
> The Cloud, by definition requires the Internet. Clusters do not. In
> fact, I bet the NSA can show you many clusters that are not connect to
> the Internet at all.
> While I'm at it, "Grid" != ("Cluster" || "Cloud") either!
> On 04/07/2011 10:49 AM, Crusan, Steve wrote:
>> Windows HPC Server 2008 also has a builtin feature for an end user to
>> submit excel docs to a windows cluster to do intense timesheet and
>> office supplies calculations...
>> Steve Crusan
>> System Administrator
>> Center for Research Computing
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org on behalf of Prentice Bisbal
>> Sent: Thu 4/7/2011 10:21 AM
>> To: Beowulf Mailing List
>> Subject: [Beowulf] Microsoft "cloud" commercials.
>> Is anyone else as annoyed by the Microsoft "cloud" commercials as I am?
>> In all these commercials, the protagonists say "to the cloud" for their
>> solution, but then when they show them using Microsoft Windows to access
>> "the cloud", they're not using the cloud at all.
>> In fact, in one commercial, the one where the wife/mother is fixing the
>> family portrait, she's using a photoshop-like program on her own
>> desktop, not even the Internet is needed.
>> Not only do they use the term "cloud" incorrectly, they don't even show
>> how using Microsoft products give you and advantage for using "the cloud"
>> Okay. Venting over. Whew! I feel better already.
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