[Beowulf] Stroustrup regarding multicore

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Thu Aug 28 10:09:17 EDT 2008


As i'm typing as fast as RGB, though not at the same quality, yet  
perhaps with a wider scope,
seems i'm allowed by the generosity of Greg to post this.

With respect to your viewpoints on how scientific world works, it  
definately reminds me how
the average guy might be. Between big extremes; on the one hand the  
great
achievements of reaching the Moon and soon hopefully Mars.
On the other hand not aware of anything what happens outside of state  
borders, let alone
nation borders. Being too lazy to read emails, as a result from not  
wanting to think too much;
therefore turning on the TV and when zapping spitting on the same guy  
again.

Vincent

On Aug 28, 2008, at 4:44 AM, Greg Lindahl wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 10:04:10PM +0200, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>
>> I would go even further. It is definately true that from physics some
>> scientists learn programming really well, at the best level i'd say.
>> That's not their job however.
>
> Vincent,
>
> I know you're an expert on chess, but I didn't know you were an expert
> on employment of physicists, worldwide. In the US there are scientific
> programming positions associated with many big projects, and these are
> often filled by scientists who happen to be good programmers. So yes,
> programming is their job. And many people with real physics jobs have
> programming as part of their jobs, too, which was the kind of position
> I had back when I was an astronomer.
>
> But what do I know? I figure you're an expert about many things. You
> sure sound like one.
>
> -- greg
>
>
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