[Beowulf] A start in Parallel Programming?

Richard Walsh rbw at ahpcrc.org
Wed Mar 14 15:08:06 EDT 2007


Peter St. John wrote:
> Ah, great, I wanted something like the reference to Bremermann, 
> thanks. The Wiki item cites no references (!) but the discussion page 
> does. The item
> http://www.gwu.edu/~umpleby/recent_papers/2004_physical_relationships_among_matter_energy_information_umpleby.htm 
> <http://www.gwu.edu/%7Eumpleby/recent_papers/2004_physical_relationships_among_matter_energy_information_umpleby.htm>
> looks just like what I want, but surely a physicist has written 
> something along these lines??
   Bremerman was a physicist.   My original encounter with the limit/him 
was in a
   fascinating book published in the early 80s called "The Book of 
Ignorance", a
   collection of articles on what we do not and/or cannot know that we 
might like
   to.

   A general google brings up quite a bit on it.  Here is a brief summary:

   http://www.kisekaeworld.com/Intractable/intractable.html?issue9.html

   rbw

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>
>  "The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one
>   perceived. The subject and object are but one."
>
>   Erwin Schroedinger

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