Top 500 trends

Mehmet Suzen Mehmet.Suzen at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Nov 26 13:28:55 EST 2002


On 26 Nov 2002, Dean Johnson wrote:

> Howdy all,
> You also have to realize that supercomputers are the point where many
> new, novel, and effective technologies are introduced. Eventually it
> trickles down to the desktop. RISC architectures, Seymour did that back
> in the 70's and before. Large memories, same deal. Pipelining, ditto.
> 72-wide striping is kinda cool, along with other things that make geeks
> drool. Now if only Shuttle would introduce their liquid immersion box
> and avoid the heatpipe altogether.... ;-)
> 
> I still like the characterization about whether you would want your
> Oregon-bound wagon pulled by 8 sturdy oxen, or a thousand chickens.

Rather 1000 Penguins :) 

> 
> 	-Dean
> 
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