[Beowulf] Docker in HPC

Kevin Van Workum vanw+beowulf at sabalcore.com
Fri Nov 29 08:13:48 PST 2013


On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM, Joe Landman <
landman at scalableinformatics.com> wrote:

>
> Actually that in and of itself bears a strong need for discussion.
> Non-repeatable results, or results that cannot be repeated due to an
> inability to run or rerun the simulation, should be treated as transient
> results, and handled with the appropriate skepticism that infrequent
> results are.  Or if the investigator wants to leverage some of the
> statistical techniques used in HEP, there are techniques for doing so.
>
>
This reminds me of an idea I had years ago to start two new scientific
journals. One called, "The Journal of Reproducible Research" and it's evil
brother, "The Journal of  Irreproducible  Research". Early in my graduate
studies I wasted quite some time trying to reproduce some other
researcher's work, only later to find out through the grape vine that their
work was riddled with errors, yet there was nothing in the literature to
indicate this. These journals would also provide some additional motivation
to keep one's results and conclusions realistic. In my experience, the
peer-review process can be ineffective or easily manipulated at times.
Perhaps the Computational Sciences would be a good test-market for this,
coupled with an associated online repository of
code/data/binary-containers.

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