[Beowulf] FYI: HPC Server 2008 hits top 25

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 13:54:05 EDT 2008


MS isn't famous for new development (as scientists see "new development")
but a few hundred engineers would not be such a big investment for them.

I'd be more interested in a comparison of that many whatever, quad core
xeon? running linux vs MS's running Cluster Server 2008. CP/M could be a
pretty powerful OS if it ran on enough nodes :-) and of course I think of XP
as CP/M v.99 (approximately) (although that isn't fair to VMS, the forebear
of NT)

Peter

On 6/24/08, Kozin, I (Igor) <i.kozin at dl.ac.uk> wrote:
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> > In fact, the world's largest software company currently employs
> hundreds  of
> > engineers whose sole job it is to conceptualize and develop new
> products for
> > the burgeoning HPC market
>
>
> Oh, really? I hardly see any truth in this sentence.
> Perhaps "the world's largest"?
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