[Beowulf] If I were specifying a new custer...

Jonathan Engwall engwalljonathanthereal at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 19:23:55 PDT 2018

On October 17, 2018, at 8:50 AM, Gerald Henriksen <ghenriks at gmail.com> wrote:

>On Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:35:52 +1100, you wrote:
>>On Saturday, 13 October 2018 12:38:15 AM AEDT Gerald Henriksen wrote:
>>> If ARM, or Power, want to move from their current positions in the
>>> market they really need to provide affordable developer machines,
>>Not sure if this comes in at a price point that makes sense for this, but 
>>there is now an ATX Power9 mainboard available.
>>They claim:
>># TalosIILite in stock and ready to ship! #POWER9 mainboard + CPU + RAM + HSF
>># for under $2,000 USD, what's not to like? Supports all of our Sforza CPU
>># options, from 4 core to the high end 22 core CPUs.
>Not really.
>While there obviously is a lot of corporate funded work in the open
>source community I would guess little of it is interested in anything
>but the traditional AMD/Intel systems, and maybe ARM.
>To give a new / minor platform traction you really need to have
>something priced where it can be a personal purchase, normally as a
>secondary machine as few people will move to ARM or Power (at this
>point) as an only machine.
>They do however have another platform coming, no prices yet, but
>should hopefully be more affordable in the Blackbird:
>And to point out what is obvious to many, the reason these cheaper
>systems are needed is to get all that open source software working and

Two nights ago I turned two lines of core python into seven working lines. It is extremely frustrating. Lately I  just expect it.

>tested, Raptor has had to do work just to get Chrome working on Power:
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