[Beowulf] $1, 279-per-hour, 30, 000-core cluster built on Amazon EC2 cloud

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Wed Oct 5 05:45:02 PDT 2011

On Tue, 4 Oct 2011, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:

> On Tue, 4 Oct 2011 at 5:03pm, Robert G. Brown wrote
>> Needless to say, the passwords and authentication schemes used in EMRs
>> are typically a joke -- after all, the users are borderline incompetent
>> users and cannot be expected to remember or quickly type in a user id or
>> password much more complicated than their own initials.  Many sites have
>> one completely trivial password in use by all the physicians and nurses
>> who use the system -- just enough to MAYBE keep patients out of the
>> system while waiting in an examining room.
> My wife's experience here was somewhat the opposite of that.  Within 2
> days of starting her fellowship at UCSF she had acquired over 10 usernames
> and passwords (and one RSA hardware token) for all the various systems she
> needed to interact with.  Each system, of course, had its own password
> aging and renewal rules.  Determining how physicians manage their
> passwords in such an environment is left as an exercise for the reader...

Ah, yes, excellent.  Ten of them AND an RSA e.g. SecureID -- wow, that
takes some real brilliance.  I know how MY physician wife would manage


> -- 
> Joshua Baker-LePain
> QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin
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