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

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Fri Apr 4 03:35:23 EDT 2008


----- "Greg Byshenk" <gbyshenk at byshenk.net> wrote:

> A former co-worker of mine now works elsewhere, at a company where
> they are looking to build a cluster for some research he will be
> doing, and it will almost certainly run Windows. And this is not
> because there is something "better" about Windows, but because they
> are a Windows shop, and thus the cost of hiring or training staff
> would more than outweigh any savings on licenses.

This will also be a big factor for University ITS departments
too which often seem to have (at least here in Australia) become
MS only shops.

-- 
Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
 The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
 P.O. Box 201, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
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