[Beowulf] SiCortex experience anyone?

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Tue May 27 16:33:29 EDT 2008


On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 04:12:35PM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:

> For them to be successful, they need customers to buy machines, which 
> usually means getting commercial codes onto them.

I think you're looking through the lens of your customer base. A large
number of clusters never run commercial codes, and some commercial
codes come with source. So the addressable market is still pretty big.

> Orion never really hit the critical mass it needed to convince major 
> ISVs to buy into it

Orion had poor price/performance. ISVs were a symptom, not a cause.

-- greg


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