[Beowulf] Repenting for sins against Dell (on good Friday, no less)
kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 11:39:44 EDT 2009
On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 4:53 PM, Robert G. Brown <rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Apr 2009, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
>> While we're all repenting for our sins against Dell on this Good Friday,
>> I'd like to add that Dell's DKMS (Dynamics Kernel Management System) is
>> I understand Jeff is relatively new to Dell. Maybe in the future we'll
>> see his influence improve Dell's clustering situation.
> I'm sure that he will! And Linux in general. This is potentially a
> brilliant move on Dell's part.
Matt Domsch has been doing a *lot* of work at Dell on the Linux front
FOR OVER. He's
If they set up their own private yum/RPM
> repository set and preinstall linux with auto-update and a dell.repo for
> device drivers, special kernels, a pretty GUI tool that lets dumb-dumb
> new clients shop for free applications and games, and maybe actually
> build a way for customers to buy proprietary linux apps (e.g. games) via
> authenticated/keyed access to yum repos, he could singlehandedly create
> a serious userland linux market.
> Cut a deal with vmware on the side, add full out-of-the-box lin/win
> experience, perhaps even make that STANDARD -- Lin on top with open
> office, firefox and more, vmware, then firewalled xppro, all distributed
> via yum and he could take the office desktop by storm. Secure windows
> -- run from inside linux!
> Oh, he could do so many, so good things...
> Go Jeff!
>> Douglas Eadline wrote:
>>> And it is good to see a company support Jeff's contributions.
>>> For those that don't know, Jeff has in the past been a
>>> BIG contributor to ClusterMonkey.net (he still is by the way).
>>> He has written articles on parallel file systems and interconnects
>>> that have a depth and completeness that is often lacking in many
>>> other venues.
>>> For the purpose of full discolsure, I run ClusterMonkey.net,
>>> an open HPC community web site. Assistance always welcome :)
>>>> Kilian CAVALOTTI wrote:
>>>>> On Wednesday 08 April 2009 19:48:30 Joe Landman wrote:
>>>>>> As an FYI, Beowulf veteran Jeff Layton wrote up a nice article on
>>>>>> configuration issues for Nehalem (I had seen some discussion on this
>>>>>> Link is here:
>>>>> That's a great write-up, gathering all the useful information in one
>>>>> place. A
>>>>> must read. Thanks Jeff!
>>>> I thought it would be a good counterpoint to some of the other list
>>>> traffic we'd seen on Dell. Jeff, and by association, Dell, contributes
>>>> significantly to the HPC community. Good guy to know. May not be able
>>>> to solve the sales issues on the Dell side, but he is a good source of
>>>> information, ideas and advice.
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