[Beowulf] Rackable / SGI

Jon Forrest jlforrest at berkeley.edu
Fri Apr 3 12:14:59 EDT 2009

Robert G. Brown wrote:

> There are similar questions associated with IBM.  Sun provides support
> for some major tools used in Linux these days, notably open office but
> also SGE.  

Which brings up the question of whether SGE, and similar vendor supported
projects, really need to be vendor supported. There are many consortia,
foundations, and what-not these days that manage to produce and maintain
some pretty complicated software. Why couldn't this be done with SGE,
if and when Sun is bought by somebody?

I realize that the transition from vendor-supported to the new
state might not be easy but that's another issue.

Jon Forrest
Research Computing Support
College of Chemistry
173 Tan Hall
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
jlforrest at berkeley.edu
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