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Re: What should I do with a 48-node cluster
What about investing this cluster in a startup if u hv some awesomeideas :)
Who knows how much you might gain over next few years :)

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On Dec 19, 2012, at 7:29 PM, Mark Kerzner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Sure, I love hardware, but aren't the hosting costs prohibitively high?
> Mark
> On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM, Mohammad Tariq <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Hello sir,
>>      If you think the deal fits in your budget, better go for it. It's just a 1 time investment and provides you more control on your cluster than AWS. You can get your hands dirty with some config & admin stuff as well, in case you haven't touched that part yet. But, go for it iff you are totally confident about the machines and the person you are dealing with.
>> Best Regards,
>> Tariq
>> +91-9741563634
>> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Mark Kerzner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Someone wants to give me (OK, sell, but for the cheap) a 48-node cluster of decent blades, a few years old. Should I even thy to think of what to do with them, given that one can use dedicated servers and Amazon's EC2?
>>> Thank you. Sincerely,
>>> Mark