[Beowulf] SGI and Sun: In Memoriam

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Apr 2 09:37:26 EDT 2009


Glen Beane wrote:
> 
> On 4/1/09 10:45 AM, "Joe Landman" <landman at scalableinformatics.com> wrote:
>>
>> This is a current religious mantra within Sun, that Solaris/Sparc will
> (eventually) kill Linux and x86/x64.  Um.  No.
> 
> Isn't Sun's biggest business x86-64 hardware running Linux?  My cluster is
> all AMD64 Sun gear and they gave us a killer edu discount on it. I've been
> very happy with their X2200 series as a cluster node. Actually our
> datacenter has a ton of Sun gear in it and we have a site support contract.
> I've been to a bunch of Sun HPC consortiums and while some time has been
> dedicated to the Niagara platform at each, I'd say the biggest focus is on
> x86 hardware.
> 
> I guess I may be in the minority on this list, but I'm a pretty big Sun fan
> (and I don't use Solaris/Sparc).

While our cluster isn't Sun, we have a lot of datacenter Sun hardware, 
x2100, x2200, x4100, x4200.  We've gotten aggressive pricing and great 
service out of 'em.

gerry
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