[Beowulf] MS HPC... Oh dear...

Ivan Silvestre Paganini Marin ispmarin at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 10:13:44 EDT 2006


It is very strange to think about developing a very high-profile
scientific parallel program on a m$ platform. No control on the nodes,
no tweaking on the base level (OS), no freedom to change what you need,
and sky-line prices. Even if m$ is throwing tons of $$ on universities
this is not viable. (Not even thinking about developing countries, like
Brazil.)

Ivan

Seg, 2006-06-12 às 14:51 +0100, Ashley Pittman escreveu:
> On Mon, 2006-06-12 at 00:02 -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
> 
> > What Microsoft will do is to take away as much of this as they can.  I
> > haven't seen it yet, but I believe they will offer MPICH as a DLL, so if
> > PathScale wants to work along side some other device, you can select
> > this at runtime, and just have it work.  This is a nice idea.
> 
> Perhaps I've missed something here, what do windows DLLs provide that a
> linux .so doesn't?
> 
> Ashley,
> 
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