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Re: IBM 'Blue Waters' super node washes ashore in August

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____/ High Plains Thumper on Sunday 17 Jul 2011 11:12 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Hardon on Saturday:
>>> <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/15/power_775_super_pricing/>
>>> <quote> [...]
>>> The Power 775 HPC cluster node requires AIX 7.1 with ServicePack 3 and
>>> a bunch of patches, and IBM says that it will eventually support Red
>>> Hat's Enterprise Linux (presumably 6.1 or later). There's no love for
>>> SUSE's Enterprise Linux Server 11 SP1 on these nodes. </quote>
>>> What, no Windows? For 'serious' computing Windows is noticeable by its
>>> absence. :-)
>> Windows can only ever dominate when a kickbacks-loving OEM forces people
>> to buy an operating systems they do not want and/or never chose.
> We saw how the London Stock Exchange was so quick to give up on Microsoft
> technologies for Linux and Unix, due to performance problems, reliability
> and unexplained down times. Microsoft made enemies with IBM through their
> extortive exploitations of IBM's venture with them called OS2.
> From Microsoft's evangelism document:
> [quote]
> In the Mopping Up phase, Evangelism's goal is to put the final nail into
> the competing technology's coffin, and bury it in the burning depths of
> the earth. Ideally, use of the competing technology becomes associated
> with mental deficiency, as in, "he believes in Santa Claus, the Easter
> Bunny, and OS/2." Just keep rubbing it in, via the press, analysts,
> newsgroups, whatever. Make the complete failure of the competition's
> technology part of the mythology of the computer industry.
> [/quote]
> http://www.groklaw.net/articlebasic.php?story=20071023002351958
> The sale of Novell made uncertain the future of SuSE.

It was made uncertain when SUSE became the only "Microsoft-approved" distro.

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		~~ Best of wishes

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