Beowulf usage statistics?

Roger L. Smith roger at ERC.MsState.Edu
Mon Jun 24 16:07:53 EDT 2002


On Mon, 24 Jun 2002, Velocet wrote:

> > We all know that the numbers are nearly meaningless, and I would certainly
>
> If we do, then how does this work to attract students? Or are they
> the wrong kinds of students, easily impressed by the wrong things? :)
>
> Really, a more realistic attractor to me would be the quality of minds
> and the amount of funding they control at the department, not the
> size of the machines and their performance on a simplistic benchmark.

But I dare say that you're not the average prospective high school
student, either.  Having cool high-tech toys is certainly attractive to
most prospective science and engineering students.  Our VR (CAVE-like)
device has been a VERY effective recruiting tool for several years now.

> > have built the system differently if that were my only goal, but it is
> > certainly a useful piece of propaganda to have under my belt in certain
> > situations.
>
> But we must all acknowledge this as a sad but true fact, and not forget
> that.
>
> /kc
>
> >
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