[Beowulf] Three notes from ISC 2006

Chris Dagdigian dag at sonsorol.org
Wed Jun 28 08:07:41 EDT 2006


... it was a short note written by a list regular with a good signal  
to noise ratio.  The whitepaper contents sound on-topic for many  
people on this list and the "email me for a copy" is exactly what I  
see myself and many other employed-by-industry types do when we want  
to share something in a technical forum without spamming around  
corporate URLs (which can be tacky, especially in forums like beowulf).

In short, this was appropriate (and interesting). We've all seen  
vendor spam and disguised marketing and this does not rise anywhere  
close to that level.

My $.02 of course

-Chris



On Jun 28, 2006, at 7:28 AM, 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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