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

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Wed Sep 19 11:03:35 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?

Well there is Folding @ home  :-)))

--
Doug

 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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