value of the Beowulf cluster market

Angel R. Rivera angel at wolf.com
Tue Jun 25 22:41:43 EDT 2002


The other answer may be that many of the prime movers and shakers in using 
cluster are like the company i work for.  They consider it a competitive 
advantage so any disclosure other than at the lowest level is considered a 
no-no.

At 10:12 PM 6/25/2002 -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>On Tue, 25 Jun 2002, Dan Janies wrote:
>
> > Hello
> >
> > Does anyone know the current and or projected value of the Beowulf cluster
> > market?
> >
> > This may have been a recent thread but vigorous web/archive surfing didn't
> > produce.
>
>That's because the answer is probably "no".  To begin to build an
>answer, you'd have to define your terms pretty carefully.  I go to my
>local computer store and buy eight systems, a fast ethernet switch, add
>Linux, and put them together into a beowulf in my attic.  Have I
>participated in the "Beowulf Cluster Market" or just the generalized
>COTS PC market?  A rather large segment (in my unfounded opinion, a
>solid majority) of the beowulf clusters that exist are of this sort.

[snip]

Angel R. Rivera, Angel.R.Rivera at wolf.com
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