[Beowulf] Supercomputers - iPad versus Cray

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Mar 8 11:02:51 PST 2012

Any more bizarre than a cluster of Furbies? Or PS/2s, or any other weird hardware.

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From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Ellis H. Wilson III
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The article with Dongarra is particularly weird however, as that is a guy who /does/ know a lot about computing.  Perhaps it was just a sensationalist spin for the NYT since so many now have iPads at home so the average iJoe will connect with the article (read: Oh I have a dated supercomputer in my hands!).  Either way, it still surprised me as the article should have just ended before the laughable suggestion that we tether these chic monitors with a brain together.  That was a little disturbing coming from him.

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