[Beowulf] Exascale by the end of the year?
Ellis H. Wilson III
ellis at cse.psu.edu
Fri Feb 28 11:45:49 PST 2014
On 02/28/2014 02:22 PM, Peter St. John wrote:
> Who would take your bet?
Joke much? (Also, bottom-post much?)
> With $50B I could maybe orchestrate a leveraged buy out of oh, say,
> Microsoft. I don't grok spending that on one computer complex. That is
> approximately NASA's budget for the ISS over 30 years (Wiki says $70B in
> current dollars).
There's no need to grok it. This is less a money problem than a
scaling/failure/power/etc (raw science) problem. Plus this all
(particularly the $50B) sounds highly dubious. He keeps harping about
it being low-risk, but I'm with the interviewer -- not buying it. If
somebody can find another source for this guy and project, I'd be
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