[Beowulf] El Reg: AMD reveals potent parallel processing breakthrough

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Sun May 12 10:25:01 PDT 2013


I sense clearly that you keep overlooking the BIGGEST problem.

Namely that the guy at home has a car and he feels he can drive it.  
In fact he can.
And that you are going to teach the guy how to drive a moped.

Are you realizing what i try to make clear all the time?

On May 12, 2013, at 5:42 PM, Geoffrey Jacobs wrote:

> On 05/12/2013 10:29 AM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>> Jim,
>> If you want to train a new jetfighter pilot, you're going to just
>> give them a course how to drive a moped,
>> and after they can drive a moped, you are going to give them a pilot
>> license and wave good bye to
>> them: "good luck to you flying your own Cessna".
>> You gotta be joking with what you write here.
> No, you start them on a low fidelity flight simulator to see if  
> they can
> grasp the basic dynamics of flying. If the prospective pilot is
> civilian, they start on a cheap, highly forgiving aircraft like a
> sailplane or a Piper Cub.
> Principles are the same in engineering. You try to make mistakes in  
> the
> lab environment so that failure modes which follow from  your design
> decisions are understood and accepted or mitigated.

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