beowulf in space Warning: 'WAY OT
Gerry Creager N5JXS
gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Fri Apr 18 19:41:59 EDT 2003
You asked for it.
about 8 years ago, in response to a need to better and more accurately
track cattle for a USDA-sponsored entomology research project, Cows In
Space was born (or borne, as the case may be). There were lots of
68030's moooving around the pasture, all reporting back to a head node
made of a Pentium-I. All of the primary data was provided by direct
sequence spread-spectrum signalling at L-Band. Biasing and additional
input data was provided by a low-speed VHF datalink. ALthough the
general application was NUMA, in fact, all of the processors had a
uniform architecture and memory distribution.
These were GPS receivers. On cows. With differential corrections data
provided. For the record, we were able to determine the animals'
location on a 30-sec interval with sub-bovine accuracy.
Sorry. It just HAD to be told.
Dean Johnson wrote:
> Howdy all,
> Is it just me, or does anybody else have the problem when reading the "beowulf in space"
> subject line, you hear that echoey 60's sci-fi movie sound effect? Okay, maybe I need some
> sleep or something. ;-)
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