Dean Johnson dtj at
Thu Jul 25 07:41:59 PDT 2002

On Thu, 2002-07-25 at 00:01, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> Especially tough given that your quoted single CPU price is $50K.  For
> $100K one can probably afford to hire an out of work programmer to write
> you your very own open source version of nearly anything, so it is
> probably a good idea to stay somewhere below that;-)

I await the open source version of Gaussian. If it'll only cost like
$100k to develop... ;-)

Seriously tho, there are some codes that require incredible amounts of
verification, not on the source but on each executable. I remember guys
at Cray working for weeks and months getting their performance changes
verified so that they would see top performance in production.


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