beowulf in space

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Thu Apr 17 12:22:47 EDT 2003


> Is the cost really necessary, in that couldn't you put the unprotected 
> hardware into some sort of shielded container ?

that would clearly work, but would be very heavy.  I'm definitely
not in the field, though.  and to me, a 100x multiplier makes the 
whole idea very dubious - why not just use fast hardware and run 
every task 3 times and vote for the results?  obviously, there are 
some places where software/temporal redundancy can't be used.

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