[Beowulf] Southampton's RPi cluster is cool but too many cables?

Ellis H. Wilson III ellis at cse.psu.edu
Wed Sep 19 08:15:35 PDT 2012


On 09/19/2012 11:02 AM, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
> On 09/18/2012 10:46 PM, Christopher Samuel wrote:
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>> On 19/09/12 12:04, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
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>>> Maybe do it wireless at around a 2800Mhz frequency instead of using
>>>    cables. Then stack them all up in a 2nd hand microwave and invent
>>> the new buzzword microwave supercomputing.
>> "It slices! It dices! It supercomputes and cooks your dinner!". :-)
>
> And we could call it 'the funcooker'!
>
> http://www.eatmedaily.com/2009/03/the-fun-cooker-on-30-rock-video/

<sarcasm>
Gents, this list is solely for serious supercomputing discussions, not 
speculations about the potential for a cluster to be used for heating up 
meals.

I mean, if we're willing to do something so trivial with such beautiful 
complexity, what's next?  What's even less useful than cooking meals? 
Washing dishes?  Folding laundry?  Oh, wait, I've got it!  The very 
pinnacle of pointlessness, the epitome of entertainment, the tiptop of 
triviality:  Let's teach the dang thing to play board games!  Now 
there's a serious waste of time and money!
</sarcasm>

Best,

ellis


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