[Beowulf] MS HPC... Oh dear...

Daniel Pfenniger daniel.pfenniger at obs.unige.ch
Mon Jun 12 02:18:52 PDT 2006

Chris Samuel wrote:
> On Monday 12 June 2006 14:02, Joe Landman wrote:
>> If HPC has been both too expensive AND too difficult to use, then why is
>> it as a market growing at 20+% per year?
> Ahh, don't let facts confuse you!
> My guess is that the targets of their comment are MS's customers who have 
> never touched a cluster before (and may not really know what one is), are 
> allergic to the command line and who take what MS say as gospel (no 
> sniggering at the back there please).

Yes, MS-product only shops and programmers might find the MS HPC solution
attractive despite higher license costs and lower flexibility than the Linux solution.
The cost of recycling these brains to Unix tools is probably very high.


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