[Beowulf] 9 traits of the veteran Unix admin

Bill Rankin Bill.Rankin at sas.com
Fri Feb 18 08:12:24 PST 2011

> Besides, I only HAVE around 20 cases of bottles to fill, and if
> I get more the administrative penalty of using our laundry room wall as
> a beer storage unit will become, um, "severe".
> In other words, before I reach that point I will have to acknowledge
> that I've passed a critical scaling threshold and upgrade everything,
> and will probably need improved infrastructure in the form of a
> seriously air-conditioned and darkened corner of the garage devoted to
> just the brew-cluster, or the whole project might get kicked
> off-premises by my wife.

One of the great consistencies in our field, and indeed life, is that adequate machine room space is always at a premium and unfortunately tends to take second place to other concerns during the initial planning phases.



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