[rescue] Bigger Iron at Home (was: SNMP, Baby!)

John Williams teecee50 at pacbell.net
Wed Nov 12 16:12:33 CST 2003


    I do bioinfomatics in an off campus laboratory that belongs to
Cal Tech.
    There are jobs I sometimes do that whould easilly chew up
all the computing power of everyone I know and still be gasping for
    Just tell her you are looking for all the repeating sequences
in the entire human genome.  Of course, everytime the National
Center for Biotechnical Information releases an updated version
of the genome you will have to start over.  :>


"Sheldon T. Hall" wrote:

> Dave McGuire said ...
> >    Schweet!  I just got my E3500 running and am moving my development
> > stuff over to it.  This machine rocks.  I need to find some more proc
> > boards for it now.
> I need some help.
> SWMBO spotted the Challenge L in the garage.  It's hard to camouflage, that
> one (the Challenge, not SWMBO) since it sounds like I've got an airliner
> idling out there behind the toolboxes.
> As you married men might imagine, a discussion ensued:
> "What's this, then?  I thought you were getting rid of some of these old
> computers!"
> "I will, dear.  I'm just upgrading, and this overstock situation is
> temporary."
> "This black one is even bigger and louder that the beige one."
> "That's why it's in the garage."
> "Which is why I have to park outside."
> "Yeah, but ..."
> "So what are you going to do with it?"
> "Ummmmm.  I dunno yet."
> So ... what _am_ I going to do with it?  I'm not much on graphics, and it
> doesn't have a framebuffer, anyway.  It's only 10baseT, so massive
> fileserving would seem unlikely.  I know some of you guys have _big_ stuff
> at home, and I'm not just talking McGuire and his Cray.  I need a story
> here, so give me some ideas, and, while you're at it, some real-life
> examples of what you do with your BigStuffAtHome.
> Thanks.
> -Shel
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