some comments overheard by Platform Computing rep

Schilling, Richard RSchilling at affiliatedhealth.org
Mon Oct 8 13:48:17 EDT 2001


Could be just tactic.   Sun is going to lay off a percentage of their
workforce anyway, and it's sommon for sales people to take advantage of news
like that.  

This is why it's so important to be able to independently verify sales
claims.  I don't even talk about sales with someone unless I can put their
demo product or source code to use in a production envorionment first.



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: Saturday, October 06, 2001 12:09 PM
> To: Schilling, Richard; 'beowulf at beowulf.org'
> Subject: RE: some comments overheard by Platform Computing rep
> 
> 
> 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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