Showing posts with label spoof. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spoof. Show all posts

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Secrets of the Supercomputers

These are revelations from inside the strange world of supercomputing centers. Nobody is pretending these are real stories. They couldn’t possibly be. Could they?

On one of my many long haul airplane plane journeys this year, I caught myself thinking about the strange things that go on inside supercomputer centers - and other parts of the HPC world. I thought it might be fun to poke at and mock such activities while trying to make some serious points.

Since the flight was a long one, I started writing ... and so "Secrets of the Supercomputers" was born.

You can find Episode 1 at HPC Wire today, touching on the topic of HPC procurement.

No offense to anyone intended. Gentle mocking maybe. Serious lessons definitely.

Take a look here for some serious comments on HPC procurement at the NAG blog.

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Some fun for ISC12

I have written a guest blog post for the ISC'12 website - "Are you an ISC veteran?". The article is intended to raise a few serious observations amongst the fun.

I also wrote an earlier guest blog post for the ISC'12 website - "Is co-design for exascale computing a false hope?"

I've added these two links to my page on this site "Interviews, Quotes, Articles" (which lists my various articles, interviews, etc. in other locations around the internet).

Tuesday 15 December 2009

2009-2019: A Look Back on a Decade of Supercomputing

[Article by me for HPCwire, December 15, 2009]

As we turn the decade into the 2020s, we take a nostalgic look back at the last ten years of supercomputing. It's amazing to think how much has changed in that time.

Thursday 18 December 2008

Santa's HPC Woes

[Article by me for HPCwire, December 18, 2008]

In a break with centuries of reticence, perhaps the most widely recognised distributor of festive spirit and products, Santa Claus, has revealed some details of the HPC underpinning his time-critical global operations.