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<p class="MsoNormal">http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/29/serial_port_security_threat/<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Apologies for echoing yet another Register article. However I remember when serial terminal servers were common on Beowulf clusters<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I really don&#8217;t want to think about how they would scale (or not!) to a petaflop cluster! RS232 cables everywhere!<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">(Yes &#8211; I KNOW blades servers don&#8217;t even have the physical serial connectors anymore. I&#8217;d guess they will die out on pizza box servers<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">when The Younger Generation start to fall about with laughter like the Smash Martians when oldtimers start to talk about null modems).<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smash_Martians<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray">Dr John Hearns</span></b><b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray"> |&nbsp;CFD Hardware Specialist&nbsp;|</span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray">
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</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray">McLaren Technology Centre, Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4YH, UK</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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