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Early money makes Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) a heavy favorite to win both the LINPACK and Overall number-crunching benchmark competitions at next week’s Student Cluster Challenge in Hamburg, Germany. isc_betting_odds The high-performance computing competition, also known as “Hell on the Elbe: Student …

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Dumb*ss

and for the unenlightened, what the heck is the LINPACK competition about? You neglected to detail what exactly was going on instead of just giving better odds

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Re: Dumb*ss

Dude? Do you really want me to explain the entire competition every time I write one of these stories. There are links in each of these articles that take you to other articles that profile the teams, explain the apps they'll be running, and outline the entire competition. A couple of the links might lead to some really really nasty porn sites, but those would have gotten in by mistake.

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I was just about to get my Caps Lock ready

I was just about to get into flame mode, tape down my caps lock key and start banging some profanities out.

Well done El Reg, you almost tricked me into thinking it was a football article.

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Re: I was just about to get my Caps Lock ready

These university cluster contests SHOULD be like football for techies. They have all of the required elements - competition, human interest, plus plenty of hardware and software. There's even some drinking too...what's not to like?

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Seriously, nobody gets that joke

Fawlty Towers is nearly unknown in Germany.

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Re: Seriously, nobody gets that joke

Are you talking about the headline of the article? If you are, you're not alone - I didn't get the joke either. What's sad is that I wrote the damned article...lol. I'd hope that I'd get whatever joke they use for the headline. While I've watched a lot of Brit TV here in America - I guess I haven't watched enough or watched it closely enough.

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