[Beowulf] Roadrunner shutdown

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Tue Apr 2 20:04:07 PDT 2013


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On 02/04/13 01:42, lukshuntim at gmail.com wrote:

> News on April 1st ...

Announced by Paul Hennings on Twitter on March 30th (here in AU at
least, probably the 29th in the US):

https://twitter.com/paul_henning/status/317744422471233536

> Is it really going to be just taken apart?

Paul believes it's going to get shredded.

> Why not put it to good use  somewhere else. I don't mind to owning
> one. :-)

It's been doing classified work and I'd guess it wouldn't be worth the
WOMBAT[1] to declassify it to the point where it could be sold off (if
that was even possible).

cheers,
Chris

[1] - www.catb.org/jargon/html/W/WOMBAT.html

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