stick with MIPS, little SiCortex! Any bastion against x86. If they want to change processor architecture, maybe they should consider PPC like IBM is using.
5 posts • joined 2 May 2008
We all giggled a bit at the supercomputing conference I recently attended when Microsoft got up and talked about their grand supercomputing plans. The silliest part was that they still expected to charge a couple hundred dollars a processor, in this day of multi-million core computers. Their idea of a big cluster was 200 processors... I think they should stick to fail-over clusters of 3-5 servers and leave HPC to the rest of us.
I'm a young bastard myself, but if any of you old farts want to join us at http://deathrow.vistech.net/ (the Deathrow Cluster) you can relive the glory days of VMS... unfortunately the cluster is composed of two Alphas (GEIN:: and DAHMER::) and only one VAX (MANSON::). Good stuff, though, I like to log in with the VT220 or my spiffy new ADM-3A. NOTES conferencing is up and running, too.
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