[Beowulf] How Can Microsoft's HPC Server Succeed?

Kyle Spaans 3lucid at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 15:52:54 EDT 2008


On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 7:39 PM, Chris Dagdigian <dag at sonsorol.org> wrote:
> spew out a terabyte per day of raw data and many times that stuff needs to
> be post processed and distilled down into different forms. A nice little
> 8-core box running a shrink-wrap HPC product with a single support contact
> could find a nice little niche in non-datacenter areas where significant
> compute is needed nearby some other sort of dedicated instrument or device.
...
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 6:44 PM, Greg Byshenk <gbyshenk at byshenk.net> wrote:
>  a business will also have to find
>  (and pay) someone to build and maintain the cluster.


Forgive me perhaps for being naive, but why can't a knowledgeable
teenager / college student be paid ~$10/hour plus on-call time to do a
setup like this? Presuming they only need to hire someone to do
setup/administration/support (and not the actual programming itself).
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