[Beowulf] In appropriate post (was "In the news again HPC in Iceland")

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Sat Sep 22 07:25:16 PDT 2012

Oh comeon i've been over there myself - everyone knows that this  
bunker has a max of a couple of hundreds of kilowatt of very expensive
electricity. 4.3 cents the article quotes. That's what i pay in this  
office as well.

More heat you can't get away out of those NATO bunkers.

This for a nation with exactly 1 researcher with experience in number  
crunching HPC that would be able to operate the entire facility
and he has  5 other jobs as well, like all Icelanders.

Whereas car industry together with aviation are worlds biggest users  
of number crunching - mostly for safety reasons.

What's gonna run over there is not going to be serious nor espionage  
sensitive of course.

Maybe software configuring cars for new customers - same program the  
BMW dealer runs over here :)

But maybe the announcement sells another few BMW's in Iceland.

On Sep 22, 2012, at 2:11 PM, Chris Samuel wrote:

> On Friday 21 September 2012 17:16:42 Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>> you post something about HPC in iceleand, but we all know that's a  
>> lie.
> Enough - please be civil and do not assume we all hold your beliefs.
> If you are going to make such sweeping accusations at least cite a  
> source that
> indicates that the BWM VP did not say they were planning on putting  
> an HPC
> system into the Verne Global’s Ásbrú datacenter.
> If you can't do that then your statements are just assumptions.
> Chris
> -- 
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>  VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
>  Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
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