[Beowulf] SiCortex experience anyone?

Lombard, David N dnlombar at ichips.intel.com
Tue May 27 20:02:30 EDT 2008


On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 04:52:31PM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
> Greg Lindahl wrote:
> >On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 04:12:35PM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
> >
> >Orion had poor price/performance. ISVs were a symptom, not a cause.
> 
> I agree they had poor price performance.  ISVs always (have to) ask the 
> question: "how will this help me increase my revenue".  If the vendor 
> can't answer that, or doesn't have a good answer for this ("our hardware 
> is cool/purple" is not an answer) expect to be met with skepticism about 
> prospects.
> 
> I wasn't implying that ISVs were the cause of their demise.  I was 
> implying that they couldn't build a convincing case for them to get on 
> board.

To put a finer point on this, ISVs ask: How do I get incremental revenue
from this?  Clearly such incremental revenue must be a sufficiently healthy
multiple of their costs.

-- 
David N. Lombard, Intel, Irvine, CA
I do not speak for Intel Corporation; all comments are strictly my own.

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