some comments overheard by Platform Computing rep

Schilling, Richard RSchilling at affiliatedhealth.org
Fri Oct 5 14:53:23 EDT 2001


I haven't heard anything - in fact what I know to be true is contrary to
what that sales rep. said.  Sun changed their focus in that they opened up
the code.  So, what that means is that you can, in theory, hire someone like
me or from this list to keep the software updated to meet your needs.

Richard Schilling
Webmaster / Web Integration Programmer
Affiliated Health Services
Mount Vernon, WA USA
http://www.affiliatedhealth.org
phone: 360.856.7129


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Chen [mailto:ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 1:01 PM
> To: Beowulf
> Subject: FW: some comments overheard by Platform Computing rep
> 
> 
> Have anyone heard something similar before?
> 
>  -Ron
> 
> > Date Posted: 04-oct-01, 10:44
> > Posted by: Sam Mingolelli  
> >
> > I was just at a Kodak sponsored 2 day conference 
> > which had a platform computing booth at it. A rep. 
> > who shall remain nameless apparently made some 
> > negative comments about gridware that I would like 
> > to get your feedback on. He said the usual stuff 
> > that companies say like there product is better and
> > also tried to use the scare tactic saying that 
> > gridware doesn't scale as well or have the level of 
> > reporting that LSF does. Given our needs and 0 
> > experience with clusters as a whole, we've been 
> > pleased with the setup/performance/functionality 
> > that is available in Gridware. Anyway one comment 
> > that kind of rattled my manager went like this: rep 
> > says, "Well SUN is changing there focus and has 
> > layed off several of the Gridware staff and is now 
> > down playing Gridware as a product." Could someone 
> > please comment on this?
> 
> For reference:
> http://supportforum.Sun.COM/cgi-bin/WebX.cgi 13 at 1
> 02.q68Baxx2ec9^0 at .ee8e727
> 
> 
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