[rescue] More free hardware in Pittsburgh

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Tue Sep 3 21:37:32 CDT 2013

On 03/09/13 10:27 AM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On 09/03/13 04:30, Cory Smelosky wrote:
>> On Tue, 3 Sep 2013, microcode wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 10:15:29AM +0200, Jonathan Groll wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 3 Sep 2013 06:54:32 +0000, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
>>>>> Dave asked me not to mention anything but it is now public knowledge. It
>>>>> turns out he was the high bidder back in April on LANL's Road Runner:
>>>>> https://www.lanl.gov/newsroom/news-releases/2013/March/03.29-end-of-roadrunner.php
>>>> Does he sell compute time to third parties?
>>> He wanted to of course, to defray some of the costs of the plutonium and A/C
>>> etc. but the capacity planners' report stated pretty clearly he has no spare
>>> cycles based on current workload projections. So, unfortunately, no.
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>> Is it a problem I genuinely can't tell if this is a joke or not? ;)
> You know, I was thinking the same thing.  I would not for one moment put
> it past Dave to have bought the Road Runner.

I had to think about it for quite a few minutes before deciding it was a 
clever troll.


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