[Beowulf] I'm so glad I didn't buy one of these

Jeff Johnson jeff.johnson at aeoncomputing.com
Wed Jul 2 14:38:35 PDT 2014

On 7/2/14, 2:35 PM, Joseph Landman wrote:
> Please pardon brevity and typos ... Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jul 2, 2014, at 5:31 PM, Jeff Johnson <jeff.johnson at aeoncomputing.com> wrote:
>> $100,000 (USD) per day to operate, users get billed.
>>    "It's like a giant with a super body but without the software to
>>    support its thinking soul," Chi said. Some users would need years or
>>    even a decade to write the necessary code, he added.
>> Ouch...
> If you build it, they will (eventually) code ...?  Wasn't there a
> movie about this?  'Supercomputer of dreams' or something?
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Question is, can you develop code before the platform is obsolete. If it
takes a decade, his assumption, to develop code by that time it'll suck
more power than its worth to keep in production.

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