Kent, You raise a really valid point. In my opinion there are two basic sorts of environment: 1) Your organization includes a research IT core. You're going to add a cluster to it. How many people do you add to that core? Or, if you're the core, how many new admins do you "bid" in order to agree that you can support this new system? 2) Everyone else. My feeling is that group 2 will require more person hours than group 1, since there are a lot of baseline networking / facilities / IT / account management responsibilities that come along with any big computing resource. -Chris Dwan On Feb 2, 2006, at 10:09 AM, Brodie, Kent wrote: > That's a really good question. I am also going to assume there's as > many answers as there are list subscribers.