[nycbug-talk] Lab environment
sunny-ml at opencurve.org
Wed May 19 21:01:41 EDT 2004
On Wednesday 19 May 2004 05:52 pm, G.Rosamond wrote:
> Spoke to a vendor (GCS, who's rep is cc'd) and they are willing to lend
> us hardware for any test scenario.
> I put out the idea of comparing FBSD with ipfw, NetBSD with ipf, and
> OpenBSD with pf, but the dominant interest seemed to be around
> networking protocols.
> One problem is that if we do want to include AFS,
Are we speaking Andrew File System (IBM/Carnegie-Mellon) or something of
Well, I spoke to a friend of mine. He is a fellow Mandrake user, and he is
also the primary admin of one of the largest clusters in the world (USC).
He says the best way to test two different architectures for something like
this is by price.
Yeah, doing it by price seems somewhat weird. But essentially its too
difficult for numerous reasons to compare different OSes on different
targets. So if you have 2 grand, which combination will give you the
biggest bang for your buck ?
He also says that while pricing might be the fairest approach, it is also
skewed because vendors like Apple sell at a much higher profit-margrin, and
can greatly reduce their prices depending on who the purchaser is. (All
major vendors do this sorta thing, IBM, HP, SGI, etc etc etc)
All questions and comments can be passed along to him.
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