[Beowulf] RE: Capitalization Rates - How often should you replace a cluster? (resent - 1st sending wasn't posted ).
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Jan 21 16:05:32 EST 2009
Greg Lindahl wrote:
> To answer Joe's question, I think 365 Main (the one with the big
Yeah... that was it.
> outage) has been full for a while. I'm in a newish colo in Sunnyvale,
> an ex-Global Crossing building. From what my friends tell me, I'm
> paying the market rate.
Good colo isn't cheap. Its easy to get used to someone else paying for
This is IMO one of the great impediments to HPC-in-a-colo. The
infrastructure costs basically kill this as a business model, unless you
own the colo and can amortize your costs across your customers machines.
There are a few folks whom are doing this successfully, but I believe
they either own the colo or have a lower cost than most everyone else
for some reason.
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