[geeks] For Dave M - Fscking Suits
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Thu Mar 7 20:34:14 CST 2002
>Unfortunately, my job is transitioning us from dual processor Octane2
>to P4/WIN2K because "It's the Right Thing To Do" since SGI is so
>clearly going out of business (the sarcasm is mine).
I smell a meaty scavenging opportunity. Dumpster-diving for
Octane2s...that sounds like an excellent way to spend a weekend.
>"We must all use the same resources", so those of us doing Monte Carlo
>neutron transport modeling and 3D reactor kinetics-coupled CFD will
>just have to make do with wintel
Make do? Hell, it's an upgrade! I mean, just compare the features,
man! You get... uhm, more -drive bays!- And just compare the CPUs. Two
450MHz CPUs versus one 1200MHz CPU. No contest! And who needs this "V
Pro" crap, anyway. Everyone -knows- that the latest GeForce has more
computing power than the entire world had in 1984.
>because the administrative staff can't figure out how to do anything
>unless they can have the 14,000 different fonts and clip-art that Word
You were expecting differently? Nobody in Windersland has heard of HTML,
except in email. And PDF is just for marketing.
>Oh, and we upgraded to 24 of the 32 processor Wildfire Clusters just in
>time for the Q to commit Alpha-cide. Great visionaries in our IT
*sigh* They're still muscular VMS or Tru64 monsters, I'm sure. Pray tell
us it doesn't run NT Advanced Server.
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