[Beowulf] Intro question

Lux, James P james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Dec 5 06:53:54 PST 2008

On 12/5/08 5:47 AM, "Prentice Bisbal" <prentice at ias.edu> wrote:

> John Hearns wrote:
>> 2008/12/5 Robert G. Brown <rgb at phy.duke.edu <mailto:rgb at phy.duke.edu>>
>>     He has had ads in computer magazines -- at least small ads in the back
>>     -- for years and years.  Usually for physicists and mathematicians.  One
>>     of the few people it looked like it would be interesting to work for,
>>     actually.
>> I was very interested in working for DE Shaw - they have an office in
>> London, and it would
>> have been an easy commute for me. It sounded an interesting place to
>> work, and they obviously
>> have some very bright people there.
>> Sadly I didn't make it past the application stage. Que sera sera.
> I read an article about D.E. Shaw that I wanted to link to, but couldn't
> find it. In that article, it said that not only is his company very
> secretive, but you don't apply there as much as they find you. They
> allegedly read all the academic journals

And this list?

> and find the top scientists in
> the world, and then try to court them to work for D.E. Shaw. Being
> offered a job there is like winning a Nobel, allegedly.  I guess that
> doesn't necessarily apply to sys admins, since they were advertising
> very heavily for them a couple of years ago.

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