On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 09:31:32AM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> I assume it's there because many people have scripts which
use the output to
> determine if they're running virtual or local. SUSE's ec2 utils use it to
> discover if there's an nvidia graphics card, which I don't think we're
> concerned with.
Discover if there is an nvidia graphics card *on their EC2 image*? There
must be something obvious here that I'm missing.
Ayup. Amazon has Cluster GPU Instances, which have Fermi M2050 GPUs. This is
a super-huge selling point for HPC cloud, because building a local Tesla
cluster is somewhat painful. (I say from experience.)
If it it's for virt/phys determination, I'd be tempted to
virt-what in core.
+1 from me. But I don't know for sure the original reason was; I'm just
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