Cluster Poll Results (tangent into OS choices)

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Fri Oct 31 19:00:30 EST 2003


On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, Steffen Persvold wrote:

> Josip Loncaric wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > These days, one seldom builds 1000 node systems out of basic x86 boxes. 
> >  Consider a 1024 node AMD64 system instead: The list price on RHEL WS 
> > Standard for AMD64 is $792 per node, or $811,008 for the whole cluster. 
> >  This is unlikely to create any sales.

so download the source build and call you distro something other than 
redhat enterprise linux...

or use debian... or cope.

> > RH should be paid for the valuable service they provide (patch streams 
> > etc.) but this is not worth $811K to builders of large clusters.  There 
> > are other good alternatives, most of them *MUCH* cheaper.  I fully agree 
> > with RGB that RH needs to announce a sensible pricing structure for 
> > clusters in order to participate in this market.

so don't use redhat.

> Who says you have to pay 1024*$792 ? Why not only 1 license ? AFAIK you are may use that binary image as you like inside your cluster since it is covered by GPL, but you can't 
> claim support from RH for more than one of the systems.

read the liscsense agreement for you redhat enterprise disks...
 
> Regards,
> Steffen
> 
> 
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