[Beowulf] FYI: HPC Server 2008 hits top 25

Jim Lux james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Jun 25 23:41:40 EDT 2008


Quoting Gerry Creager <gerry.creager at tamu.edu>, on Wed 25 Jun 2008  
06:49:34 PM PDT:

> His boss wrote fortran on OS/360 (and liked it!).  WatFOR, WatFIV, IBM
> FORT-G and FORT-H, with intermediate step manual optimization.
> atmospheric models and radar propagation models, plus a few system
> hacks (how high can the paper arch coming out of the line printer at
> full-rate pate-eject?).

no, no, no.. it's two other printer games... if you overprint a line  
of underscores, can you get the paper to break (royally POing the  
operators)

or, what sequence of characters if printed cause all the hammers to  
hit simultaneously on the chain making the printer move around.

Actually, there's a great pleasure in coding for a mainframe of that  
era.. you really own the machine...


Jim
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