[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.
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Wed Jun 13 13:12:09 CDT 2001
>> hey, SGI isn't doing too well these days. at least they didn't just slap a
>> Cray logo on a big Origin box.
> They're doing fine. They keep selling HUGE machines (with HUGE
> profit margins) to government labs.
good. i like SGI. and i want them to do well.
>> the Alpha is actually a pretty slick CPU. not vector mind you, but how much
>> call is there for big vector machines these days? (Dave or James?)
> As much call as there was in the 1970's. Do we still run weather
> predictions? CFD? Do we still do finite element analyses? Of course
ok, i'm being dense, what's CFD?
> we do. The types of operations that vectorized on the first vector
> machines of the 1960s still vectorize today. And if those operations
> were BEST done on a vector processor back then, then they're STILL
> best done on a vector processor. By their very nature. I can't think
> of a better way to explain it; I hope that's adequate.
perfect. i just don't think i realized how much stuff that would still be
done today on a large scale was so vector friendly.
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