* Posts by John

5 posts • joined 2 May 2008

Supercomputer niche chucks rocks at Nehalem

John
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Please, please

stick with MIPS, little SiCortex! Any bastion against x86. If they want to change processor architecture, maybe they should consider PPC like IBM is using.

White House network pwned 'multiple' times by Chinese

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OMG BUSH EMAILS

HAY GUYS TOTALLY FRESH IDEA HERE, WHY DON'T WE ASK THEM FOR THE MISSING BUSH EMAILS?

Cray, Intel, and Microsoft birth baby supercomputer

John

licensing?

We all giggled a bit at the supercomputing conference I recently attended when Microsoft got up and talked about their grand supercomputing plans. The silliest part was that they still expected to charge a couple hundred dollars a processor, in this day of multi-million core computers. Their idea of a big cluster was 200 processors... I think they should stick to fail-over clusters of 3-5 servers and leave HPC to the rest of us.

BOFH: Burying the hatchet

John

Agree with Joe Flynn

Who are the ones with the humor problems? You should all pull your heads out of the Queen's ass and maybe read Jim The Boss's posts again. It's a hell of a lot funnier than the constant BOFH-wannabe wanking that everyone seems to post when there's a new story up.

BOFH: The Boss gets Grandpa Simpson syndrome

John

Old farts

I'm a young bastard myself, but if any of you old farts want to join us at http://deathrow.vistech.net/ (the Deathrow Cluster) you can relive the glory days of VMS... unfortunately the cluster is composed of two Alphas (GEIN:: and DAHMER::) and only one VAX (MANSON::). Good stuff, though, I like to log in with the VT220 or my spiffy new ADM-3A. NOTES conferencing is up and running, too.

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