CIO Insight: Two on Linux Clustering
Jul 31, 2003, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Debra D'Agostino)
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Linux Clusters: Overcoming Obstacles
"CIO Insight reporter Debra D'Agostino spoke with Dr. David A.
Bader, a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department and researcher at the Center for High Performance
Computing at the University of New Mexico, about the differences
between Linux clusters and supercomputers, and the challenges CIOs
can expect to face when evaluating the two strategies."
"CIO Insight: Why are we seeing more and more companies
choose Linux clusters rather than supercomputers?
"Bader: Initially, the attractive part about
Linux clusters was just the price vs. performance. Linux clusters
are much cheaper to acquire than supercomputers..."
Linux Clusters: A World of Possibilities
"CIO Insight reporter Debra D'Agostino spoke to Rob Pennington,
senior associate director of computing and data management for the
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) about the
benefits and challenges of Linux clusters, and potential future
"CIO Insight: What are some of the benefits—and
challenges—to using Linux clusters rather than
supercomputers? Is it just about saving money?
"Pennington: Well, that's one aspect of it, but
there's another aspect of it that's extremely important, and that
is you can use Linux on a larger number of different machines. You
are not tied to a particular vendor..."