[Beowulf] Stroustrup regarding multicore

saville at comcast.net saville at comcast.net
Thu Aug 28 10:34:30 EDT 2008


Ladies and Gentleman,

 I get a ton of emails I have to delete. 

I respectfully request we keep the emails limited to beowulf-related topic. Please take your conversations about scientists-programmers offline.

Thanks!



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Audentes Fortuna Juvant

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Vincent Diepeveen <diep at xs4all.nl>
> 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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