[Beowulf] Three notes from ISC 2006

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Wed Jun 28 13:17:35 EDT 2006


If the 'vendor' answer is done by someone who is 'not speaking for his 
corporation'
then his answer is completely useless of course with respect to futuristic 
projections.

Vincent

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Geoffray" <patrick at myri.com>
To: "Chris Dagdigian" <dag at sonsorol.org>
Cc: <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Three notes from ISC 2006


> Chris,
>
> Chris Dagdigian wrote:
>> 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.
>
> I disagree on the level. I use the rule that a vendor should never 
> initiate a thread, only answer someone else question or correct 
> stupidities. That prevents abuse.
>
> Do you really want to know when I release new software, when I improve 
> performance or when I have a new marketing material (actually, I don't 
> have any) ? Really ? Be careful what you ask for, I don't think you'll 
> like it when every vendors take this freedom. I agree this list has a high 
> signal/noise ratio, mainly because it's moderated but also because vendors 
> are usually careful. For example, Microsoft behaved very well when Windows 
> Cluster got out, and Microsoft is usually at the extreme of the marketing 
> spectrum :-)
>
> Patrick
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