[Beowulf] Pony: not yours.

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu May 16 08:32:44 PDT 2013

On 05/16/2013 11:18 AM, Andrew Holway wrote:
> There is going to be a paradigm shift or some new kind of disruptive
> technology is going to pop up before 'exascale' happens.
> Quantum or some shizzle. It will do to clusters what the cluster did
> to IBM and Cray.

We have to stop using fermions for computing and start using bosons. 
Talk about massively parallel ... Overlap those wavefunctions baby!

BTW:  I am actually not kidding about this, fermions provide an 
effective serialization of a particular data path, while bosons 
(photons) allow many simultaneous uses.  Combined with "quantum 
computing" (not D-Wave, but something ... er ... more ... quantum ... 
like ... thingy) where we can have "switches" in many states at once, 
and interacting with input (bosons) ...

Think optical fibre or cable for TVs.  Huge aggregate bandwidth, one 
small cable.  Bosons rule.  Fermions dribble.

Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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