[Beowulf] Beowulf Application in the Sciences (Off-topic)

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Fri Sep 24 06:15:23 PDT 2004

On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Brian Dobbins wrote:

> > Not at all.  If all of those vendors will generously give me free
> > samples of all their interfaces and switches, I will make the heroic
> > sacrifice of putting them into my various toy clusters and testing them
> > against various distributions and then writing them up.  If they include
> > free tee shirts and a small wad of unmarked bills, I'll even give them a
> > GOOD writeup, guaranteed!


I'll have to add this to my nigeria collection (I have maybe 50 unique
examples for my book one day:-).


> Dear Sir,
>   I have been requested by the Nigerian National Beowulf Association to
> contact you for assistance in resolving a matter.  We have recently
> uncovered a cache of HPC components, including Infiniband adapters,
> Myrinet switches, and 65 nanometer dual-core Opteron processors.  Our
> experts have appraised these items at a market value of over USD
> $31,415,926 dollars!
>  However, because of certain official Nigerian regulations, we are
> unable to test these components against popular linux distributions
> ourselves, and hereby request your aid in showing their worth.  In
> exchange for your accomodating services, the Nigerian National Beowulf
> Association would agree you to retain 10% of the value of these items,
> or USD $3.1 million!
>   To cover shipping costs, Nigerian law requires that the recipient pays
> all charges, so please send a check to our American contact, Brian, of
> USD $271,828.18.  Once he deposits this in hi^H^H.. our.. bank account,
> he will fly over to Duke University with all the equipment, as well as a
> bunch of free t-shirts and 'a small wad of unmarked bills'.   :-)
>   Yours truly,
>   - Brian "Dobbins" Emeagwali
> /Disclaimer: Obviously this is fake, and I am not soliciting anything!

Robert G. Brown	                       http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/
Duke University Dept. of Physics, Box 90305
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Phone: 1-919-660-2567  Fax: 919-660-2525     email:rgb at phy.duke.edu

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