[Beowulf] Manchester Guardian column on Cray and Windows HPC
hearnsj at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 9 08:49:08 PDT 2008
2008/10/9 Lux, James P <james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov>
> And, as it happens this particular HPC application space (long running
> spreadsheet calcs) does exist. Many years ago, my sister had a job at a
> bank where part of the task was running Lotus 1-2-3 worksheets on a PC that
> took hours to recalc on a PC/AT.
Indeed. I have seen job adverts for City of London financial hoouses where
the job description was to write Excel macros and run spreadsheets for
traders. I'm somewhat glad I didn't apply - could be a tad stressful even
without the current downward trend.
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