[Beowulf] dollars-per-teraflop : any lists like the Top500?
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu Jul 1 13:00:30 EDT 2010
Greg Rubino wrote:
> I have to say I partially agree with Prentice. I don't know if
> prestige directly translates into revenue, but if your a huge company
Thats the thesis that I am saying I do not believe to be the case, and
Prentis is (as far as I understand it) indicating that he believes this
to be the case.
If a discount doesn't translate into revenue (e.g. no return on
"investment"), then what does it translate into? The accountants will
> and your platform is the first one upon which some new innovation in
> HPC is implemented (cutthroat or not), you have a huge opportunity on
> your hands. I guess it depends upon the terms under which you took
> that initial "loss" (s/loss/risk/g).
Thats marketing. Few companies list marketing as a profit center. It
is an expense. It reduces the bottom line.
No one is denying the marketing cache' of a nice PR win. However ...
marketing cache' doesn't often turn into cash (or, more accurately,
Which is the basis of what I am arguing.
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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