OK, I can finally talk about it

ollie lho ollie at sis.com.tw
Mon Sep 23 20:45:01 CEST 2002

On Tue, 2002-09-24 at 00:47, Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> We're building a 1024-node linuxbios cluster with Dual-P4 systems and
> Myrinet. No disks on the nodes. Single System Image via bproc. Monitoring
> with Supermon. Plus lots of other stuff we hope to be showing in the next
> year. LNXI is the vendor.
> In other words, the idea we had 3 years ago has now hit the big time:
> http://www.lnxi.com/cgi-bin/news/newsboy.pl?sa_01=opt_500&sub_cat=0517001537320032
> So, we did it! I mean all of us -- the people on this list.
> One question I keep getting from the Big Computer Vendors: "how many nodes
> will this sell this year? How much money?" Well, this year, linuxbios will
> sell at least 2500 or so dual-P4 nodes, not counting all the other types
> of nodes currently selling. And, though it is a small number, total
> linuxbios cluster node sales this year are over $16M, up from $0M last
> year.

This reminds me the Internet boom !!! Is stocks of LNXI publicly
offered ?? Eric, are you Eric So Rich now ??

> Anyway, thanks to all the great people on this list who have contributed
> code and ideas over the last 3 years. There are a lot of you, too long to
> list at this point, but you all know who you are. WE DID IT!

It is a good sign for LinuxBIOS form bussiness point of view. The is 
effective demand (someone want to pay) and effective supply (someone
can sell real stuff). I expect there will much more deals on LinuxBIOS
in the coming years.


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