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SubjectRe: TOE brain dump
Larry McVoy wrote:
> I can get an entire machine, memory, disk, > Ghz CPU, case, power supply,
> cdrom, floppy, onboard enet extra net card for routing, for $250 or less,
> quantity 1, shipped to my door.
> Why would I want to spend money on some silly offload card when I can get
> the whole PC for less than the card?

Yep. I think we are entering the era of what I call RAIC (pronounced
"rake") -- redundant array of inexpensive computers. For organizations
that can handle the space/power/temperature load, a powerful cluster of
supercheap PCs, the "Wal-Mart Supercomputer", can be built for a
rock-bottom price.

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