[Beowulf] Is this the J. Dongarra of Beowulf fame?

richard.walsh at comcast.net richard.walsh at comcast.net
Wed Dec 24 15:28:50 PST 2008


Actually the name is Sicilian ... although Jack is from Chicago as I recall. 


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From: "Robert G. Brown" <rgb at phy.duke.edu> 
To: "James P Lux" <james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov> 
Cc: "Beowulf Mailing List" <beowulf at beowulf.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 4:56:52 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Is this the J. Dongarra of Beowulf fame? 

On Wed, 24 Dec 2008, Lux, James P wrote: > Ran across the following quoted line from a SciGen created paper that was > accepted to a conference and is getting some play on slashdot: > > "We performed a quantized emulation on Intelâ(TM)s mobile telephones to > prove the work of Italian mad scientist J. Dongarra.” > > Recognizing the name, I’m prompted to ask the real question, is Jack an > Italian mad scientist? Italian I couldn't say -- his name sounds Irish to me. Mad -- well, he didn't act mad in our last conversation. Not even angry. Crazy? Possibly. All the Irish are Crazy. rgb > > The rest of the paper is full of interesting sentences: > " While such a hypothesis is entirely a theoretical ambition, it rarely > conflicts with the need to provide operating systems to computational > biologists.” As are, apparently, the authors of random slashdot authors...;-) > http://entertainment.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/12/23/2321242 > Robert G. Brown http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/ Duke University Dept. of Physics, Box 90305 Durham, N.C. 27708-0305 Phone: 1-919-660-2567 Fax: 919-660-2525 email:rgb at phy.duke.edu 
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