[Beowulf] Three notes from ISC 2006

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Wed Jun 28 10:17:35 PDT 2006

If the 'vendor' answer is done by someone who is 'not speaking for his 
then his answer is completely useless of course with respect to futuristic 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Geoffray" <patrick at myri.com>
To: "Chris Dagdigian" <dag at sonsorol.org>
Cc: <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Three notes from ISC 2006

> Chris,
> Chris Dagdigian wrote:
>> In short, this was appropriate (and interesting). We've all seen vendor 
>> spam and disguised marketing and this does not rise anywhere close to 
>> that level.
> I disagree on the level. I use the rule that a vendor should never 
> initiate a thread, only answer someone else question or correct 
> stupidities. That prevents abuse.
> Do you really want to know when I release new software, when I improve 
> performance or when I have a new marketing material (actually, I don't 
> have any) ? Really ? Be careful what you ask for, I don't think you'll 
> like it when every vendors take this freedom. I agree this list has a high 
> signal/noise ratio, mainly because it's moderated but also because vendors 
> are usually careful. For example, Microsoft behaved very well when Windows 
> Cluster got out, and Microsoft is usually at the extreme of the marketing 
> spectrum :-)
> Patrick
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