[Beowulf] Wired article about Go machine

Leif Nixon nixon at nsc.liu.se
Thu Mar 26 10:03:00 EDT 2009


"Robert G. Brown" <rgb at phy.duke.edu> writes:

> Not only are they told what to do -- in banks in particular, they cannot
> make ANY CHANGE in ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM associated with the actual
> banking process without going through an extensive and expensive
> auditing and certification process.

As in health-care. Which is why you get hospitals with
Conficker/Downadup running rampant through medical equipment with
embedded Windows systems. Basically, you're not allowed to patch them
without FDA approval.

That's scary.

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Leif Nixon                       -            Systems expert
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National Supercomputer Centre    -      Linkoping University
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