renting time on a cluster

Keith Murphy keith.murphy at attglobal.net
Thu Apr 10 14:23:23 EDT 2003


There is a company in Florida Tsunamic Technologies, who already offers such
a service.
No, they are not a customer or even a friend
http://www.tsunamictechnologies.com/

Regards
Keith Murphy
Dolphin Interconnect
T: 818-597-2114
F: 818-597-2119
C: 818-292-5100
www.dolphinics.com
www.scali.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jakob Oestergaard" <jakob at unthought.net>
To: "Eugen Leitl" <eugen at leitl.org>
Cc: <Beowulf at beowulf.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: renting time on a cluster


> On Mon, Apr 07, 2003 at 02:56:05PM +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> > A friend of mine has a project requiring a lot
> > of crunch (no idea yet which bandwidth/latency
> > requirements).
> >
> > Can you think of places where one can rent nontrivial
> > amount of crunch for money?
>
> I know people who would be interested in providing such a service. As
> in, getting a cluster and start renting out time on it.
>
> (and no, I'm not affiliated with them, I just know them well  :)
>
> So, while I don't have a real answer to your question, allow me to add
> yet another question:   Is there interest in such a service?
>
> How many here would, or know people who might, rent time on a remote
> cluster ?
>
> I personally think that security concerns is the main showstopper here -
> you often cannot really do paid research on such a system, if the
> results are supposed to help getting patents etc.   Larger organizations
> would rather buy their own cluster, than risk losing a patent to the
> competition.   And for hobbyists?  I guess most hobbyists can sneak in
> low-priority jobs at work   :)
>
> So, is the original question a once-in-a-decade thing, or do people
> generally feel that there is interest in such a service?
>
> (haven't seen many of those requests on this list, AFAIR)
>
> Cheers,
>
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