Cluster Poll Results (tangent into OS choices)

Joe Landman landman at
Fri Oct 31 17:38:50 EST 2003

On Fri, 2003-10-31 at 16:17, Josip Loncaric wrote:

> These days, one seldom builds 1000 node systems out of basic x86 boxes. 
>   Consider a 1024 node AMD64 system instead: The list price on RHEL WS 
> Standard for AMD64 is $792 per node, or $811,008 for the whole cluster. 
>   This is unlikely to create any sales.

SUSE AMD64 version of 9.0 is something like $120.  It was somewhat more
stable for my tests than the RH beta (GinGin64).  I hope that RH will
arrange for similar pricing.

Joseph Landman, Ph.D
Scalable Informatics LLC,
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