[Beowulf] dollars-per-teraflop : any lists like the Top500?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu Jul 1 12:24:17 EDT 2010


Jon Forrest wrote:
> Another reason why some vendors are willing to
> sell stuff at reduced prices to universities is
> for visibility. The thinking is that when grad
> students (finally) graduate and go off into
> industry, they'll want to buy the same stuff
> they used when they were students. I'm not
> sure how valid this approach is, but I don't
> argue with it.

Heh ... I deleted that section of one of my responses.  There isn't a 
lot of data to support the notion that they will go out into the world 
and buy the same stuff.  They will often go for the best deals.

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