[Beowulf] Definition of HPC

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Apr 19 03:45:18 PDT 2013


On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 01:58:26PM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:

> As someone who got a full year+ dose of radiation in a few seconds 
> courtesy of an ... er ... less careful? ... graduate  student who 
> overrode some of the interlocks to test the accelerator ... I've got 
> some ... er ... internal light? ... to spread on this (humor intended)

It can always get worse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoli_Bugorski
 
> Lets say ... ah ...     Safety is very important.  Pretending it isn't, 
> or saying "bad things can't happen to me because I is smart" isn't quite 
> a safe strategy ... for computing, for x-ray interlocks, for driving on 
> a highway ...


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