[CentOS] best parallel / cluster SSH

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 23:26:59 UTC 2010


m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:

>>>>> Can you put a realistic price on what the extra resources would cost
>>>> these days?
>>> Clearly you've never worked for a large company if you even ask that
>>> question.
>>>
>>> A $1 difference in cost over 100,000 units sold is $100,000 in your
>>> pocket.
>>>
>>> I recall the first model of BCM we decided not to put a power switch
>>> on it for just this reason.
>> What I meant by the price is how much the price was reduced for the
>> consumer.  Manufacturers taking away functionality and not passing on
>> the savings isn't very interesting, but I suppose there's a point in
>> volume where you could pay someone to re-write perl or java code in C or
>> some close-to-the-metal language to save a few bytes of flash and RAM.
> 
> Rewrite perl? You mean, like using perl2c?
> 

I mean if you go from supplying perl and some perl-scripted functionality, you 
either have to drop the functionality or some engineer has to rewrite the code 
in a different language - something that usually isn't cheap.  I've never tried 
perl2c - if such a thing exists it probably embeds most of perl as a library.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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