[Beowulf] MS Cray
lindahl at pbm.com
Tue Sep 16 21:40:15 EDT 2008
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 06:39:20PM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
> The question that Cray (and every other vendor building non-commodity
> units) is how much better is this than a small cluster someone can
> build/buy on their own?
My impression has been that so far, there hasn't been a huge market
discovered for supercomputing appliances. Which is a shame, but there
you have it. It has been tried. And if anyone does make it work, I'm
sure everyone else will be all over it.
Cray also has a well-known inability to sell low-priced systems,
including the Y-MP/EL and XD1. Perhaps the 3rd time's the charm.
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