[Beowulf] Node Drop-Off

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Dec 4 10:59:17 PST 2006

On Mon, 4 Dec 2006, Jim Lux wrote:

> Processors are a high dollar item for something quite compact, they're sort 
> of commodity (at least as far as the end user is concerned), so they're ripe 
> for all the fiddles that have been used on such items for millenia.  Hey, 
> didn't Archimedes get famous for devising some sort of test along those 
> lines?

Eureka!  So he did!

Are you suggesting that he take his processors into the bath with him so
they can talk to his rubber duckies:-) or that he run naked through the
streets in front of the main AMD office in protest?

The latter would probably work better than the former at least if >>I<<
were doing the running.  Any toplevel AMD exec would do anything to
crank up quality control rather than have to endure the sight of an old
fat bald guy running around naked out front screaming about defective


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