[Beowulf] A cluster of Arduinos

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Thu Jan 12 10:13:00 EST 2012


On Jan 12, 2012, at 3:53 PM, Ellis H. Wilson III wrote:

> On 01/12/2012 09:50 AM, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
>> On 01/12/2012 09:39 AM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>>> The average guy is not interested in knowing all details regarding
>>> how to
>>> play tennis with a wooden racket from the 1980s, just around
>>> the time when McEnroe was on the tennisfield playing there.
>>>
>>> Most people are more interested in whether you can win that  
>>> grandslam
>>> with what you produce.
>>>
>>> The nerds however are interested in how well you can do with a  
>>> wooden
>>> racket
>>> from 1980s,therefore projecting your own interest upon those  
>>> students
>>> will just
>>> get them desinterested and you will be judged by them as an
>>> irrelevant person
>>> in their life, whose name they soon forget.
>>
>> Vincent,  I think the only person projecting here is you. You  
>> refer to
>> the 'average guy'. The word 'average' itself implies that statistics
>> have been collected and analyzed. Can you please show us your
>> statistics, and how you collected them, to determine what the average
>> guy is interested in? And what about the average girl, what is she
>> interested in?  If you are merely citing the work of other  
>> researchers,
>> please include citations.
>
> Guys, let's just let this one die in it's traditional form of Vincent
> disagrees with the list and there is nothing more that can be done.  I

Ah no medicine seems to cure you.
Let me remember the original posting of Jim:

"it seems you could put together a simple demonstration of parallel  
processing and various message passing things."

The insights presented here obviously render this platform as no good  
for that,
not inspiring and for sure the clever students will total get  
desinterested and a bunch,
out of desinterest probably not even finish the course.

Working with stuff that isn't even within factor 500 of the speed of  
a normal CPU that doesn't motivate,
doesn't inspire and basically learns a person very little.

Embedded cpu's are for professionals, leave it like that.

They are too hard for you to program efficiently.

> recently read a blog that suggested (due to similar threads following
> these trajectories) that the Wulf list wasn't what it used to be.
>
> Let's save the flames for editors,
>
> ellis
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