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Re: Serious question (not trolling)
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Serious question (not trolling)
- From: d neal wise <nwise_(_at_)_spy_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 16:06:27 +1100 (EST)
On Sat, 9 Feb 2002, Yuri K wrote:
> indicator of heavy losses by a business. Market forces at work. In the
> meantime Olympics are run on ~5000 boxes with W98 and NT 4. Can you believe
this isn't correct. the olympics, at least Nagano & Sydney (and i think
Atlanta), ran on IBM RS/6000 SPs (parallel-clustered RS/6000s) placed
strategically around the world. User machines and whatnot might be
windows-running stuff but the servers for the websites and backends were
serious RS/6000 clusters. They may've also been using 390s (mainframes)
and AS/400s a bit too but AIX carried most of the load for the websites
and is one of IBM's big promoted solutions.
IBM has also done the same for several other large sporting events like
the last several Australian Open tennis events and such. I haven't been
paying attention to Salt Lake City so far so I don't know if IBM is doing
the tech this time around.
this is way off-topic but it's not surprising to see Sun aim to compete
with IBM's strategy. Both have great commercial OS's but know there's a
market for those who want linux and want to know they can scale it.
Give them what they want in your OS of choice and they'll come too. SMP?
HA? etc etc. I wouldn't take any of this as a threat to other operating
systems. If it shows that people are willing to look for solutions outside
of shrink-wrap it's an opportunity.
d neal wise - nwise_(_at_)_spy_(_dot_)_net
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