[Beowulf] Linux Magazine - What He Said

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 09:41:13 PDT 2008


John,
After I first thought up my nutty GA scheme, I was then astonished by the
John Holland Scientific American artifcle. I was aghast that anyone could
even imagine thinking along those lines with 1960's hardware, as he had
done.

I got my first working version done on a 386 (daughtercard on a 286
motherboard) with one and a half MB.
Peter

On 10/2/08, John Hearns <hearnsj at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> I just read Douglas Eadline's article on Linux Magazine, entitled "What He
> Said"
> http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7087
>
> Very thought provoking article, and took me back to thinking about genetic
> algorithms,
> a subject I flirted with 20 years ago. I didn't find it worthwhile on a
> Sparc1 system with a whopping 2 Mbytes of RAM.
>
> I guess I should encourage responses to be made on the Linux Mag site.
>
> John Hearns
>
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