[Beowulf] SGI to offer Windows on clusters
mike at etek.chalmers.se
Wed Jan 17 02:50:08 EST 2007
Eric Shook wrote:
> I talked to our SGI rep about this yesterday and he told me they are not
> really targeting "hard-core" university research where Linux/UNIX
> already has a strong foot hold. Instead this is for the Business sector
> where simplified workflows and having easy HPC integration into an
> already 100% Windows Infrastructure is more appealing.
> This was his take and it seemed reasonable to me.
Yes, it is. And more so if this cluster/LAN can also utilize som type
of "MOSIX" system. This will substatially increase the throughput of
"standard serial" processes. But as stated in a previous thread, the
"hard-core" systems are fairly specialized.
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