[Bioclusters] metascheduler product survey report by GridwiseTech

Andrew D. Fant fant at pobox.com
Fri Apr 7 10:50:45 EDT 2006

Tim Cutts wrote:
> On 6 Apr 2006, at 5:11 am, Chris Dagdigian wrote:
>> Looks like I'll still continue to be a grid computing cynic in  2006. 
>> Nothing has really changed -- I look around and see lots of  hype and
>> little one-off "grid" projects that will never live or  grow beyond
>> their initial rollout phases (or the lifespan of the  academic
>> grant).  Also I'm seeing more academic and industry folk  who demand
>> (or think they *really need* ) WAN-scale grids for no  clear
>> practical, scientific, IT or business reason. Odd.
> I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one of that opinion.  Actually, I 
> suspect most of us on this list are of that opinion.  :-)

Heck, there are plenty of places that have bought or built clusters without
understanding how they work or why they might or might not want them, and no
clear vision of what they want them for.


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