[Beowulf] In appropriate post (was "In the news again HPC in Iceland")

Prentice Bisbal prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Fri Sep 21 08:42:25 PDT 2012


No, you think it's a lie.

This is inappropriate for this list.

--
Prentice

On 09/21/2012 11:16 AM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> you post something about HPC in iceleand, but we all know that's a lie.
> That's what i wrote.
>
> On Sep 21, 2012, at 4:50 PM, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
>
>> Vincent,
>>
>> The beowulf mailing list is for discussing matters related Linux beowulf
>> clusters, and HPC in general. In practice, this list has always allowed
>> a lot of leeway and discussions often veer of tangentially into the
>> science, technology, and the business/politics surrounding HPC.
>>
>> Even with the large amount of leeway observed on this list, your post
>> below is inappropriate. After reading it several times, your post
>> appears to contain nothing more than a political attack on Germany. I
>> can find nothing in your post related to Linux clusters, HPC, science or
>> technology.
>>
>> There are plenty of forums on the Internet for discussing politics. This
>> is not one of them. Please post your political attacks elsewhere.
>>
>> -- 
>> Prentice
>>
>>
>> On 09/21/2012 10:21 AM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>>> Typical German marketing.
>>>
>>> Say A, do B.
>>>
>>> Knowing how German industry works, they probably will deploy one
>>> computer there when they sell a few more BMW's in Iceland.
>>> In the meantime their top secret crunching runs on browncoals in
>>> Germany of course.
>>>
>>> A lot cheaper than 4.3 cents a kilowatt hour browncoals are.
>>>
>>> An article today in the newspaper suggested German Minister Altmaier
>>> announced more or less he wants to quit solar panel
>>> subsidies, and for now announces to dramatically lower it,
>>> which of course in combination with getting rid of nuclear reactors
>>> means they're gonna burn even more coals in Germany,
>>> as *somewhere* they need this huge amount of energy for their
>>> industry. We're speaking about a 50000 megawatt or so.
>>>
>>> Usually they calculate with householeds and ignore the 90-95% of
>>> energy that companies and especially industry consumes...
>>>
>>> Germany is world champion in saying A and doing B.
>>>
>>> On Sep 21, 2012, at 3:52 PM, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
>>>
>>>> Another news article about datacenters and HPC in Iceland.
>>>> -- 
>>>> Prentice
>>>>
>>>> http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2012-09-20/
>>>> bmw_finds_cool_locale_for_hpc_cluster.html
>>>> September 20, 2012
>>>>
>>>> BMW Finds Cool Locale for HPC Cluster
>>>> Robert Gelber
>>>>
>>>> Automaker BMW is getting ready to deploy an HPC cluster to run
>>>> simulations for designing it next-generation ultimate driving
>>>> machines. As with any supercomputing installation, this one is
>>>> bound to consume plenty of energy, which translates to high
>>>> operational expenses. So the car company decided to search for an
>>>> efficient and environmentally friendly plan to manage their system.
>>>> They settled on locating the machine at Verne Global’s Ásbrú
>>>> datacenter in Iceland.
>>>>
>>>> September 20, 2012
>>>> BMW Finds Cool Locale for HPC Cluster
>>>>
>>>> Robert Gelber
>>>>
>>>> Automaker BMW is getting ready to deploy an HPC cluster to run
>>>> simulations for designing it next-generation ultimate driving
>>>> machines. As with any supercomputing installation, this one is
>>>> bound to consume plenty of energy, which translates to high
>>>> operational expenses. So the car company decided to search for an
>>>> efficient and environmentally friendly plan to manage their system.
>>>> They settled on locating the machine at Verne Global’s Ásbrú
>>>> datacenter in Iceland.
>>>>
>>>> The country has become an interesting option for datacenter users
>>>> because of its perpetually cool climate and cheap energy.
>>>> Electricity in the island nation costs roughly 4.3 cents per
>>>> kilowatt-hour, thanks to an abundance of renewable energy sources.
>>>> The country generates most of its electricity from glacier-fed
>>>> rivers and geothermal vents. Given these resources, it’s no
>>>> surprise that Verne Global decided to setup their large scale
>>>> computing facility at an abandoned NATO Air Force base located in
>>>> the city of Keflavík.
>>>>
>>>> Data Center Knowledge reported that Mario Mueller, BMW’s vice
>>>> president of IT infrastructure and chair at the Open Data Center
>>>> Alliance (ODCA), brought up the company’s plans at this year’s
>>>> Intel Developer Forum. The car company will be Verne Global’s fifth
>>>> customer after CCP Games, Datapipe, Opin Kerfi and GreenQloud.  It
>>>> will also follow ODCA usage models to guide the cluster’s build.
>>>>
>>>> This is certainly not the first time a company or organization has
>>>> considered alternative approaches to providing energy and cooling
>>>> to a large computing installation. Apple is utilizing solar panels
>>>> and methane gas from a local landfill to generate electricity for
>>>> their iCloud datacenter. The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
>>>> deployed a top 10 cluster in an oil submersion cooling system and
>>>> Facebook built one of the world’s most efficient datacenters in
>>>> Prineville Oregon using designs from the Open Compute Project.The
>>>> country has become an interesting option for datacenter users
>>>> because of its perpetually cool climate and cheap energy.
>>>> Electricity in the island nation costs roughly 4.3 cents per
>>>> kilowatt-hour, thanks to an abundance of renewable energy sources.
>>>> The country generates most of its electricity from glacier-fed
>>>> rivers and geothermal vents. Given these resources, it’s no
>>>> surprise that Verne Global decided to setup their large scale
>>>> computing facility at an abandoned NATO Air Force base located in
>>>> the city of Keflavík.
>>>>
>>>> Data Center Knowledge reported that Mario Mueller, BMW’s vice
>>>> president of IT infrastructure and chair at the Open Data Center
>>>> Alliance (ODCA), brought up the company’s plans at this year’s
>>>> Intel Developer Forum. The car company will be Verne Global’s fifth
>>>> customer after CCP Games, Datapipe, Opin Kerfi and GreenQloud.  It
>>>> will also follow ODCA usage models to guide the cluster’s build.
>>>>
>>>> This is certainly not the first time a company or organization has
>>>> considered alternative approaches to providing energy and cooling
>>>> to a large computing installation. Apple is utilizing solar panels
>>>> and methane gas from a local landfill to generate electricity for
>>>> their iCloud datacenter. The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
>>>> deployed a top 10 cluster in an oil submersion cooling system and
>>>> Facebook built one of the world’s most efficient datacenters in
>>>> Prineville Oregon using designs from the Open Compute Project.
>>>>
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