[Beowulf] Re: GPU boards and cluster servers.

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Sep 8 17:15:56 EDT 2008


Prentice Bisbal wrote:

> Been there, done that.
> 
> I love that SGI wanted $4k for a fibre-channel HBA for an Origin 350,

Imagine what is was like on the "splainin" end of that ...  some of us 
kept saying "you can't paint a box purple and charge 3x the price" while 
some of them were saying "yes we can".  Made for some fun internal 
discussions.

> which was made by QLogic, and bought the exact same thing for only $800
> from CDW. Of course, SGI would refuse to support it if I ever had a tech
> support issue, but that never happened. I know Sun and the other big
> Unix Co's did the same thing, which is why we all use Linux on commodity
> hardware these days.

:)


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