[Beowulf] Why I want a microsoft cluster...
James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Nov 23 20:16:37 EST 2005
At 04:38 PM 11/23/2005, Joe Landman wrote:
>Chris Samuel wrote:
>>On Thursday 24 November 2005 08:30, Joe Landman wrote:
>>>Look carefully at what the CTC has to go through with their systems. If
>>>you are running 1000 copies of Norton on your disks, with each one
>>>loaded up with a personal fire wall, anti spyware and virus ... do you
>>>really have a cluster?
>>This can be a problem for Linux clusters too, when you have IT security
>>people who don't understand Linux and impose policy as if it were Windows.
>Yes. Can be a problem for any system. However, in order to successfully
>use Linux clusters you do not need a virus checker running on the linux
If success is defined as meeting idiotic, but well-meaning, corporate rules
and policies, then the Linux cluster WOULD need the virus checker.
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