[Beowulf] Supercomputing comes to the Daily Mail

Jeffrey Layton laytonjb at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 10:12:15 PDT 2017

A friend of mine, Mark Fernandez, is the lead engineer on this project. He
works for SGI (now HPE). They are putting two servers onto the ISS and are
going to be running tests for a while. I don't know too many details except
this. Oh! I do know they won't give you SSH access to the servers (already

I'm guessing they are gathering radiation impact on the memory of the
system (cache and all), to see what happens. Probably check the health of
the system too. Maybe when it comes back to Earth they will test it again
and then pull it apart to look for changes.


On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 4:30 AM, John Hearns via Beowulf <
beowulf at beowulf.org> wrote:

> The Daily Mail is (shall we say) a rather right-wing daily newspaper in
> the UK. It may give some flavour if I tell you that is most famous/infamous
> headline is "Hurrha for the Blackshirts" (1934)
> A surprisingly good article on using HPC and a visualisation wall to mode
> ocean currents.
> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4775872/
> NASA-supercomputer-simulation-reveals-ocean-current-motion.html
> I would not delve into the Comments section though...
> I believe Mr T from the A Team is commenting here:
> "Learn physics fool. If you are the religious type then god created the
> laws of physics, so must be true; if not then the laws of physics describe
> what we observe so therefore must be true. Either way they are true. Learn
> them!"
> Hmmm.. .perhaps this person has a big future in HPC user support. "Its
> your bug, fool!"
> Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4775872/
> NASA-supercomputer-simulation-reveals-ocean-current-motion.
> html#ixzz4piTozmPo
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