"Cray Canada CTO Dr. Paul Terry said that a Linux
cluster is not a high performance computer, but a loose collection
of unmanaged, individual, microprocessor-based computers. Why do
you disagree with this assessment?
"Eric Pitcher: We at Linux Networx agree that clusters do exist
of the type that Dr. Terry has described, but sophisticated users
demand much more from their cluster systems. On the surface, Linux
clusters are composed of a collection of microprocessor-based
servers. However, Linux clusters can achieve high efficiency and
high productivity if the sub assemblies have been fully tested and
validated, and if the cluster is delivered with management tools,
integrated applications, and professional services..."
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