[Beowulf] Parallel Development Tools

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Tue Oct 16 17:28:45 EDT 2007


On Tue, 16 Oct 2007, David Mathog wrote:

> Jim Lux <James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote
>
>> and, as we all know, real developers
>> use paper: tape, tab cards, or, if they must, teletype rolls.
>
> You forgot paper tape.  (Most people who used it probably wish they
> could forget it too!)
>
> Anyway, all of the tools you mentioned are for wimps - real
> programmers load code directly into memory using the toggle
> switches on the front of the computer.

Been there, done that!  Both of them (a PDP 1 "with a few bad bits",
booted from paper tape once you set the sense switches).  Coded on it,
too...

Maybe we should form an Old Guy club or something...;-)

>
> Regards,
>
> David Mathog
> mathog at caltech.edu
> Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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