[Beowulf] Three notes from ISC 2006

Mike Davis jmdavis1 at vcu.edu
Wed Jun 28 09:26:54 PDT 2006

Having subscribed to this board for quite some time (a time when I was 
in a Beowulf admin class with Jeff Layton, followed Greg's work on the 
Legion project up the road in Charlottesville, bought our first cluster 
from Doug Eadline and Paralogic, and ran into Robert Brown at Linux 
Expo), I do not see this as spam or abuse.

Mike Davis

Patrick Geoffray wrote:
> 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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