[Beowulf] A start in Parallel Programming?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Mar 19 10:55:43 EDT 2007



Toon Moene wrote:

>>> Part of Canada is SOUTH of Detroit.
>>
>> Mental dyslexia.  That is what I actually meant to say.  a) A trivial
>> pursuit question; b) my wife is from detroit.
> 
> I still don't get it.  When I last crossed the US - Canada - US, I
> traveled along highway 2 in North Dakota and Montana.  As far as I could
> determine (after re-entering the US at Sault Sainte Marie) *a lot* of
> Canada is south of that (at least by number of residents).

Detroit is one of the very few places in the contiguous 48 states where
you can look due south and see Canada.  Windsor to be precise.

You are right though, when you are up in "da Soo" area in "da You-Pee"
(Soo == Sault Ste. Marie, local jargon; UP == Upper Peninsula of
Michigan), lots of Canada is south of that point.  A sizable portion of
Ontario to the east of there is more southern than the Soo.

To keep it mildly Beowulf related, there is a nice university nestled in
the UP which does quite a bit of computing and simulation work.  Some
friends went there for undergrad/graduate degrees.  Michigan Tech in
Houghton.  Lots of cool computing (figurative and literally, they do get
... some ... snow every year ...)

Now only if we could have some HPC conferences around the Mackinac area ...

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