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Re: [Linux-cluster] Selling computation time



I think that there is also a general consensus that billing for CPU time is very difficult to do these days.  Most programs are not CPU bound and CPU is plentiful.  There isn't much time used.  To add to this, a lot of processing is done in the kernel in such a way that it is hard to bill for it.  Finally, bandwidth costs usually dwarf clustering costs.

I'm sure there are a lot of high-performance people that might consider it, but for the high-availability folks, it's not much of a sell.

On Dec 26, 2006, at 12:44 PM, Chetoo Valux wrote:

Dear all,

Maybe these dates I've drunk too much champagne, but I've wondered about the following: as you know building and maintining a cluster is not a trivial issue, not to mention housing it ...

I wonder then if there would be potential buyers for cluster time. I've been browsing,  not too deep, the net, and I've not found (yet) any information of someone selling cluster time.

And when clusters come into place, I guess this is one of the right places to ask ...

Best wishes,
Chetoo.
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