[Beowulf] Supercomputing comes to the Daily Mail

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 14 11:37:02 PDT 2017

I would be a bit more concerned about radiation doses to the personnel!
This is well studied of course, and I believe DNA has its own ECC codes.

Spiralling dangerously off subject, if I am not wrong Concorde crews were
issued with radiation film badges.

On 14 August 2017 at 19:12, Jeffrey Layton <laytonjb at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> asked).
> 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.
> Jeff
> 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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