Do the opporators require tactical turtlenecks as a mandatory dress code?
Nice of them to try and announce it before the summer..
The University of Edinburgh is getting a new supercomputer for academic and commercial research, and now we know it'll cost around 79 million quid. The project is funded by HM Treasury as part of a £200m investment in British innovation, announced in the Spring Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, …
Well, given the Scotland pays for the UK government as well, hard to see how that would work.
Besides, if you use that logic, the remnants of the UK would have to give back everything that Scotland paid for. Unfortunately, that would include Margaret Thatcher and 40 years of failed economic policies, so I am not sure that Scotland would want them.
You could buy a BUNCH of Raspberry Pi's and make a GIANT cluster. It might even do some computation in parallel.
Oh, there might even be some money left over to figure out how to compute the answer as well.
Yes, I believe that somewhere there is a cluster like this actually doing some work.
The rest of the Spring Statement could do with scrutiny. He seems to have made a statement that MPs should compromise of Brexit that lead the Beeb at least to get so excited they more or less ignored anything else he said. It sounds as if he might have been trying to distract attention from whatever bad news he might have hidden in there.
I think the Spring Statement is basically the £200m on a supercomputer in order to perform sophisticated economic models. I guess there's a fair degree of uncertainty around UK Plc's finances, although import duty and VAT on Archer 2 might be slightly more certain. Then again, Labour did forget to include VAT on their Olympics spend. I wonder if Scotland's going to make this the world's first wind-powered supercomputer though?
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