Re: [help] 1 cpu to rule them all
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 08:31:05 GMT
Juhan Leemet <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>I'm in favor of putting shared services (home directories, shared
>resources, special purpose computing devices) in a "glass house". However,
>I cannot see any advantage in a multi-screen multi-user cluster machine.
Compared to X-over-Ethernet, it's a little cheaper on the hardware and
a faster for some things (e.g., anti-aliased fonts, and 3D graphics).
Compared to using workstations with the home directory (and maybe
/usr/local) on an NFS server, it's little more cheaper in hardware,
and a lot cheaper in system maintenance, and faster for many things
(especially binaries over NFS cause a big slowdown).
The disadvantage is that everyone has to sit quite close to the CPU,
and you can't enjoy the noiseless office that my Igel X-terminal gives
me. Also, the initial setup requires more effort.
M. Anton Ertl Some things have to be seen to be believed
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