[Beowulf] Didn't we see this before?

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Jun 24 10:20:30 EDT 2004

Do we have any particular reason to think this foray will produce a 
Windows implementation that will offer significant benefit to the 
science and engineering developers over what we're doing?

At the risk of being accused of taking things out of context, I 
particularly liked this quote:

"Parallel-computing clusters are increasingly being seen in the 
enterprise," Microsoft product manager Dennis Oldroyd says. "It's been 
the domain of academia and research. Now, with low-cost standardized 
hardware, it's becoming less of a niche play."

So: have we been relegated to niche status?  Somehow I thought what I'd 
done with geodestic processing codes in the past was closer to 
leading-edge than niche, but I guess, since I wasn't using Windows, I 
was deluded.


Gerry Creager -- gerry.creager at tamu.edu
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