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For pity's sake, you FOOL! DON'T UPGRADE it will make it WORSE

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Mr Dabbs, you are incompatible with today's IT world :)
Alistair Dabbs, 21 Feb 08:00

BOFH: The Great HellDesk geek leave seek

Episode 1 Is that leave without absence, or absence without leave?
Simon Travaglia, 20 Feb 14:57

Euro broadcast industry still in a fug over that 4K-ing UHD telly

Breaking Fad 'More How than Wow' says Sky
Steve May, 20 Feb 12:14

The Order: 1886 – Round Table gaming's all right on the knight

Game Theory 'Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!'
Lucy Orr, 19 Feb 13:01

Vodafone didn't have a £6bn tax bill. Sort yourselves out, Lefties

Worstall on Wednesday Quit whinging. Change the system if you care that much
Tim Worstall, 18 Feb 12:32

It's not easy being Green. But WHY insist we knit our own ties?

Worstall @ the Weekend Jam-makers and DIY types will kill the market
Tim Worstall, 15 Feb 10:00

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Dan Olds is the owner and founder of Gabriel Consulting Group, a technology analysis and consulting firm based in Beaverton, Oregon. He pays particularly close attention to how technology continues to fundamentally transform both business and science.

China sends THREE teams to HPC whizzkid shindig in Germany

HPC Blog China was solidly represented at the ISC’14 Student Cluster Competition in Leipzig, sending three teams to compete for the legendary "Cluster Cup". Two of the teams fought their way through the Asian Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC14), topping 10 other Chinese university teams to get their ticket punched for the Leipzig …

Asleep on the job: Students dream of GROPING RACKS after darkness falls

HPC blog Student Cluster competitions at the annual Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colorado, are marathons. The students who work their magic on the big iron get a set of scientific applications and some data sets, but they have only 48 hours to submit their best results – all while keeping their self-designed clusters under the 26 …

Meet the cluster teams: Can Slippery Rock or Sun Devils burn?

HPC blog Here's an up close and personal look at two of the four teams that competed in the SC13 Commodity Track Cluster Competition. These teams could build anything their hearts desired as long as the total cost was less than $2,500 (US). University of Slippery Rock (Team Rock) This is the second year that Slippery Rock has fielded a …
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Meet the cluster teams: High schoolers and even more Boston

HPC Blog Four teams brought their $2,500 clusters to SC13 in an effort to prove that they alone can get the most FLOP/s out of their cheap gear. We've already covered the teams from Slippery Rock University and Arizona State, now let's get a gander at the other two teams. Skyline High School (Team Skyline) Team Skyline is the youngest …

Meet the cluster teams: Mass Chowdah and Tennessee Volunteers

HPC blog Here's our first look at the final two teams who competed in the Standard (Big Iron) Track at the SC13 Student Cluster Competition in Denver. Mass Green (“Team Chowdah”) has competed in two previous SC cluster competitions (Seattle in 2011 and Salt Lake in 2012). It’s a competitive team, but one that hasn’t quite been able to …
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Meet the cluster teams: Team Quokka and Team Germany

HPC blog We had a couple more first time teams competing in the Student Cluster Competition at SC13 in Denver last week. These two teams traveled overseas in an attempt to grab cluster glory and haul it back home. ('Cluster glory' will comfortably fit in the overhead bin on most airplanes.) Team Quokka: This is the nickname for Australia …