[Beowulf] Revelations on Roadrunner's Retirement

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Fri Apr 5 09:02:41 PDT 2013


On 04/05/2013 11:48 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2013-04-04/revelations_on_roadrunner_s_retirement.html?featured=top
>
> Revelations on Roadrunner's Retirement
>
> Nicole Hemsoth
>

[...]

[non-admin-soap-box]

While I enjoyed Nicole's article, I think reproducing it in whole, for 
wide distribution does HPCWire and Nicole a disservice.  HPCWire is 
advert supported (among other things), and as a measure of their reach, 
they need to get clicks and click data.

Same is true of Rich B's Inside* sites, Doug Eadline's ClusterMonkey and 
other sites.  It helps their cause, reporting upon, and providing good 
reading/analysis for HPC events, if people visit their sites.  It 
enables them to sell more adverts.

So please, don't reproduce articles in whole on the list.  IMO, this is 
bad form, and not helpful to a subset of those in our community. No 
problem posting a link, or quoting a paragraph that is interesting.

I personally want to see HPC reportage increase in quantity/quality.  
With people like Nicole, Doug Eadline, Rich B, and others, we have a far 
... far higher quality of writing than in other fields (thanks to having 
technically excellent, and intelligent people doing the writing).  I 
hope this continues.

[/non-admin-soap-box]

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