[Beowulf] Beowulf SysAdmin Job Description

Gerald Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu May 7 19:10:53 EDT 2009


Nicholas M Glykos wrote:
> 
> <snip>
>> Too many Ph.D persons (in fields other than Computer Science) assume
>> that any sort of computer work is something they could do in their
>> spare time, if they just took the time.
> </snip>
> 
> Taking your point to its diametrically opposite extreme, I have repeatedly 
> been told that I should stop writing code because there is no way that the 
> code I manage to write could possibly compete with what a professional 
> programmer could have written. They are, of course, absolutely right. 
> Still, I would not trade the fun (and concurrent training) of solving my 
> problems in my way with even the most highly optimised, readable and 
> absolutely professional pieces of code.

I think I've said this before here, but I'll risk it again...  Nothing 
scares me more than a PhD oceanographer with 2 formal courses in Fortran 
in his educational summary...

gerry
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