[Beowulf] Re: HPC in Windows

Craig Robertson craig at craigsplanet.force9.co.uk
Tue Oct 12 04:18:30 EDT 2004


All,
Not wishing to be pedantic, but as RGB points out, the definition of 
Beowulf means that there isn't such a thing as a MS based Beowulf. Yes, 
you can use COTS hardware but Windows is a non-free OS (in both senses 
of the word). Perhaps this was a disguised advertisement of some kind ;0)

A likely scenario with an MS based cluster would be that a problem would 
present itself and there really would be no way of fixing it. Time, 
effort and money would then have to be expended on a kludge since you've 
already paid out thousands of dollars on licensing fees.

-- 
Craig.

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