[Beowulf] A couple of interesting comments

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Mon Jun 9 00:05:02 EDT 2008


On 9 Jun 2008, at 1:09 am, Chris Samuel wrote:

>
> ----- "Perry E. Metzger" <perry at piermont.com> wrote:
>
>> I would be less disturbed about such things if it was
>> trivial to alter the BIOS settings in a semi-automated
>> way -- say by booting some standalone program, or loading
>> a file from a USB thumb drive.
>
> Our most recent vendor went to the motherboard manufacturer
> and said "please can you cut us a BIOS with these default
> settings" and they did so.

If you don't mind us asking, roughly how much extra did *that* cost?

Tim


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