/. MS vs. university Beowulfs

Daniel Pfenniger daniel.pfenniger at obs.unige.ch
Fri Feb 22 12:51:08 EST 2002

The Cornell university NT cluster is the only case I have heard of
that was designed to perform calculations like a Beowulf cluster. 
I believe to recollect its cost was $3M for 256 procs, not really 

Note that it is trivial to dual boot on such a cluster, on official
days it can be the preferred OS of the sponsoring company, the rest 
of the time the most reliable free OS of your choice. 
Would you refuse $3M knowing this?

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