[Beowulf] Ethernet break through?

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Apr 2 11:37:28 PDT 2007

On Mon, 2 Apr 2007, Peter St. John wrote:

> The one node refusing to send the doc, and the other note receiving it
> anyway, cracked me the *** up! Thanks
> P.S. the Google April Fool's actually got me thinking (network via
> plumbing). Water conducts acoustics real well. So a free peer-to-peer
> network within a city, or some counties, would be easy and require no new
> infrastructure. I imagine the bandwidth would be weak and certainly there'd
> be a problem getting between cities, but I don't think the water and sewer
> utiltiies claim rights to the acoustic bandwidth (unlike hijacking phone
> lines with stuff that would interfere with existing telephony) so all free.

Are you seriously suggesting that people should deliberately adopt a
shitty network?



> On 4/1/07, Douglas Eadline <deadline at clustermonkey.net> wrote:
>> I just posted some interesting news on Cluster Monkey.
>> http://www.clustermonkey.net//content/view/192/1/
>> --
>> Doug
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