[Beowulf] A quote attributed to Grace Hopper
James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Sat Dec 9 16:48:41 PST 2006
On the centennial of Adm. Hopper's birth:
She said in respect of the building of bigger computers: "In pioneer
days they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox couldn't budge
a log, they didn't try to grow a larger ox. We shouldn't be trying
for bigger computers, but for more systems of computers."
which I find particularly relevant to Beowulfery...
(I don't know if should would have advocated programming a cluster in
James Lux, P.E.
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