some comments overheard by Platform Computing rep

Ron Chen ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 6 15:09:21 EDT 2001


May be Platform is just using the M$ way to market
their products - not as good as other opensource
products (PBS, SGE) but they just know how to sell?

Should we call it L$F?

 -Ron


--- "Schilling, Richard"
<RSchilling at affiliatedhealth.org> wrote:
> 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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