[TEST/REVIEW] CPU accounting patches

Thomas Sparrevohn Thomas.Sparrevohn at btinternet.com
Sat Jan 28 06:58:41 PST 2006

On Friday 27 January 2006 08:43, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> 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 models"
> Should we also add that all these initiatives are spectacular commercial
> failures because users hate to buy rubberband by the inch ?

Thats true to some extent - however the fundamental idea - I don't see 
anything wrong with - and I am not going into the "do'es and don't" of the 
financials behind utility models - but it does look like that is the 
direction everything is taking and a accounting model that allows better 
understanding of whether is indeed viable would benefit everybody 

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