[Beowulf] Re: blackbox on Mars?

Sean Dilda sean at duke.edu
Fri Oct 20 13:22:47 EDT 2006


Robert G. Brown wrote:

> Has anyone remarked on the absurdity of sending a cluster to the surface
> of Mars under any cirmcumstances?  What in the world would it do that
> couldn't be done far cheaper back on earth, or in orbit?

My personal theory is that its a fully automated garage for the rover. 
Take out half the racks, replace them with robotic rover repair robots 
and use the rest of the racks to control those robots.  And the Sun 
logo's just because Sun paid for the advertising rights :)
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