[Beowulf] Three notes from ISC 2006

Mike Davis jmdavis1 at vcu.edu
Wed Jun 28 14:47:03 EDT 2006


Patrick,


Maybe I'm just too dense to understand. But, you've basically labelled 
Greg's post as spam. You've called their metric nonsense. You've 
criticized the published number they used that came from your company's 
product. For what?

You've provided no new data. No reference to new data. When asked for a 
head to head test, you defer because in Europe such "marketing" (I don't 
necessarily consider benchmarks marketing) is not allowed. And, you've 
used far more bandwidth than Greg's orignal post which you critcized as 
spam.


What am I missing here??????


Mike Davis





Patrick Geoffray wrote:
> Greg Lindahl wrote:
> 
>> Second, we have a new whitepaper about performance of the Intel
>> Woodcrest CPU and InfiniPath interconnect on real applications, email
>> me for a copy.
>>
>> Third, MHHHHH MHHHHHH MHHHHHHHHHHHHH. (That's the sound I make when I
>> can't tell you something.)
> 
> 
> Since when is Beowulf a place for posts like this one ? I have keep it 
> quiet even when you where saying things driven by marketing rather than 
> technical considerations (the packet per second nonsense), but there is 
> a line to not cross.
> 
> Of course, every vendors will make announcements and have scoops for ISC 
> in Germany, same as for Supercomputing, but you don't see all of them 
> spamming the Beowulf list. Please, keep this list spam free.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Patrick
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