[Beowulf] A press release

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Wed Jul 2 08:28:53 PDT 2008

Mark Hahn wrote:
>> Hmmm.... for me, its all about the kernel.  Thats 90+% of the battle.
>> Some distros use good kernels, some do not.  I won't mention who I
>> think is in the latter category.
> I was hoping for some discussion of concrete issues.  for instance,
> I have the impression debian uses something other than sysvinit - does
> that work out well?  is it a problem getting commercial packages
> (pathscale/pgi/intel compilers, gaussian, etc) to run?
> the couple debian people I know tend to have more ideological motives
> (which I do NOT impugn, except that I am personally more swayed by
> practical, concrete reasons.)

I agree. I follow the same pragmatic rational paradigm.


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