[Fedora-packaging] Re: paragraph on shipping static numerical libs

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Tue May 29 08:58:54 UTC 2007

Le Mar 29 mai 2007 10:40, Axel Thimm a écrit :
> On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 10:05:20AM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> Le Lun 28 mai 2007 23:32, Axel Thimm a écrit :
>> > And how did that single admin get 1000 systems that are obviously
>> > similar enough to be managed by a single person? Maybe because the
>> > budget allowed to buy a rather homegeneous pile of hardware?
>> Planning. You only buy systems from the same shortlist several years
>> on a row because you know the maintenance burden associated with new
>> configs overweights their short-term advantages (that also gives you
>> volumes to negociate prices with hardware vendors).
> But in serious number crunching the decision of hardware planning is
> not left to the IT staff, but the project managers themselves.

So what? You complain about overly small IT budgets, and then you say
the people who choose the hardware don't consult the people that know
how much it'll cost to run it? Do I need to draw you a picture?

Nicolas Mailhot

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