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

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Thu Apr 3 17:04:20 EDT 2008


> are a Windows shop, and thus the cost of hiring or training staff
> would more than outweigh any savings on licenses.

this is absurd!  buying a windows cluster just means that the new 
cluster admins you need to hire or train will now labor under the 
dark-age infrastructure of windows rather than *nix.  it's not as if
any existing windows desktop or server admins will have mad mpi skilz...
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