[linux-elitists] MSFT Survey -- Fwd: [frankwilliams291@hotmail.com: Survey]

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Sat Dec 20 23:52:41 PST 2003

Quoting Nathan Poznick (kraken@drunkmonkey.org):

> > 14. If you are running a Linux cluster, how many nodes are there?
> >       1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   no cluster
> Was that actually how the question was presented, or was something lost
> in translation? 

Exactly thus.

> I'm amused that Microsoft would inquire about Linux clusters, and then
> top out the size at 8... especially since they had a presence at
> SC2003.

Indeed.  I was amused.

I was reminded of Microsoft's clustering software for NT 4.0 Enterprise, 
back in 1997.  They promoted the notion of it being labelled "Wolfpack", 
but the wags immediately tagged it as Chihuahaupack.

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