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The annual Supercomputing show is refreshing in that it pulls exhibitors of all stripes, ranging from colleges and research labs to the usual slate of large system, software, and infrastructure vendors.

We stumbled upon the “Two Guys and a Cluster” booth as we looked for a place to get something to drink. Their simple booth and equally simple pitch were effective in capturing our attention.

The pitch? They’re just two guys who know an awful lot about clusters, and they can help customers configure, fix, and manage their clusters more easily. They can help train IT personnel about the ins and outs of cluster computing, and they even brought their beat-up ‘cluster in a box’ to display at the show.

These aren’t just any two guys: between them, they have decades of cluster computing experience on some mighty big installations. I found them to be both knowledgeable and engaging. Take a look at the video – I’m pretty sure you will too…

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