WAS: BSD faster than Linux for 3D gaming? NOW: Embedded PDU

Henry Paul henry at paulfam.com
Thu Sep 8 18:10:59 MDT 2011

On 09/08/2011 05:13 PM, Levi Pearson wrote:
> The national labs loved them, but our sales guys and bean counters
> didn't believe in their value and thought that IPMI was going to take
> over.  Probably could have made a more successful business just
> selling the power/serial boxes than trying to do supercomputers. :P
I had the same experience where I was. "We're in business X, not 
business Y, dump the power poles...." We got the same rhetorical pitch 
about IPMI as well. Higher density, better features, FREE, etc., etc.... 
Having used the PDU, IPMI, and KVM-over-IP, I still REALLY miss my old 

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