[Beowulf] Server Sky - Internet and computation in orbit

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Sat Jun 22 14:09:19 PDT 2013


That is an intriguing thought.  One thing that things like optical fiber
have brought is that the users can be separated form the computation (Of
course, *I* believe that my supercomputer should be in my office, or at
worst, next door, but for the common folk it's different).

While deep ocean is a challenging environment, it's not a whole lot
different than deep space, with the advantage that retrieval and repair is
actually possible.






On 6/21/13 12:52 PM, "Mark Hahn" <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote:

>> The correct location for the Exascale HPC Datacentre of the future is of
>> course the Moon.
>
>I apologize for a relatively sober response, but whenever I see
>a documentary on geothermal vents in the ocean, I think about
>putting exascale DCs down there ;)
>
>all that nice cold water in close proximity to gigawatts of free hot
>water...
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