32064Re: [midatlanticretro] RE: Museum report + various updates
- Aug 13, 2013On 08/13/2013 02:33 PM, corey986 wrote:
> 22 years is vintage for a supercomputer....I would agree, but bear in mind that most production supercomputers
today in less-than-glitzy applications that don't get much press
coverage (weather prediction, geology, oil exploration...which covers
90% of supercomputer installations today) are running machines anywhere
from 8 to 15 years old.
The whole "this ten-million-dollar machine is ancient, almost a whole
year old now, so it can obviously no longer process data, so we've gotta
scrap it and buy a new one!" attitude that permeates the corporate PC
world does not fly in scientific computing, because in that world,
clueless management is the exception rather than the rule.
So yes, a 22-year-old vector super is quite long in the tooth...but
not by as much as one might think.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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