[TEST/REVIEW] CPU accounting patches

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Jan 27 00:43:45 PST 2006

In message <200601270232.12528.Thomas.Sparrevohn at btinternet.com>, Thomas Sparre
vohn writes:
>On Thursday 26 January 2006 06:06, Ian FREISLICH wrote:
>> I wonder how many people still bill for CPU time?  I'd go for the
>> faster context switches.
>Almost all major ITO's providers - From SUN, HP, IBM, EDS etc. has offerings 
>that in some shape or other uses a "Utility model" based upon some sort of 
>financial model based upon actual CPU/IO etc. usage - It is a major area now 
>and provides one of the corner stones in the movement towards "Public Utility 

Should we also add that all these initiatives are spectacular commercial
failures because users hate to buy rubberband by the inch ?

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