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

Mehmet Suzen mehmet.suzen at physics.org
Thu Apr 3 16:18:26 EDT 2008


On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 10:13 PM, Scott Atchley <atchley at myri.com> wrote:
> On Apr 3, 2008, at 3:52 PM, Kyle Spaans wrote:
>
> > 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).
> >
>
>  What if your data is sensitive or has HIPPA requirements? Do you want a
> part-timer having admin control of that data (regardless if it is Linux,
> Windows, or MacOSX)?
>

Yes, part-time graduate student working on DoD project can do that for you.
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