[Beowulf] HPC for Dummies

Gus Correa gus at ldeo.columbia.edu
Fri Sep 4 17:31:40 EDT 2009


Hi Douglas

I didn't mean to spoil your chances for the Pulitzer Prize,
and I really hope your book will become a bestseller! :)

Considering what the technical and textbook market is today,
where the same books get a new edition every year,
with the same or reduced content, a new cover,
a password protected web site, and a doubled price tag,
your guess about Wiley making the access to the book sample
hard may be correct.

Thank you for the book sample anyway,
which I hope will become available
to all as pdf file at some point.

Gus Correa



Douglas Eadline wrote:
> I was not aware of that!
> 
> I wrote this back in February and have not seen
> the final version. I will mention something
> to the people at AMD and Sun. I suspect it
> has more to with Wiley than with Sun and AMD.
> Maybe a printed/pdf version will show up.
> 
> --
> Doug
> 
> 
>> Douglas Eadline wrote:
>>> It is not a real "book" (it is short), but some
>>> people may be interested in:
>>>
>>>   HPC For Dummies
>>>
>>>   http://www.sun.com/x64/ebooks/hpc.jsp
>>>
>>> You have to register for a copy.
>>> The author is some HPC hack.
>>>
>> I got interested, and I tried.
>> Unfortunately it requires Windows or Mac OS to be downloaded and read.
>> Weird requirement for an HPC audience.
>> Linux folks are out.
>> Why not a simple PDF file?
>>
>> Gus Correa
>>
> 
> 

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