[Beowulf] SC18: Needed Beowulf Memories -> off-track topic

Tad Slawecki tslawecki at limno.com
Thu Aug 16 07:31:57 PDT 2018


This puts me in mind of Bob Howard, a computational demonologist in Charles Stross's Laundry series. See http://www.oddlyweirdfiction.com/2012/07/laundry-files-by-charles-stross.html for some background. Stross's Halting State is also heavily computer-geek-oriented.
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From: Beowulf <beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org> on behalf of Lux, Jim (337K) <james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov>
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:06 AM
To: Douglas Eadline; Beowulf Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] SC18: Needed Beowulf Memories

Written antidotes?

Are those shell scripts that prevent something bad from reoccurring?
Incantations that should be pronounced before starting that really, really long job without checkpointing?

Or are you really looking for the inappropriate singular of data?


´╗┐On 8/16/18, 5:43 AM, "Beowulf on behalf of Douglas Eadline" <beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org on behalf of deadline at eadline.org> wrote:



    Hello fellow Beowulfers

    This is the point where your input is needed, particularly the old-timers
    on the list (you know who you are) Here is what we are looking
    for:

      - written antidotes, stories, lessons, community, reflections about
        the whole Beowulf era (and what it means today) These stories,
        at a minimum, will be published on the web (1000 words or less)


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