On 21 nov, 14:06, Mentifex <menti...@myuw.net
> Bartosz Milewski in his Programming Cafe weblog
> proclaims that supercomputing nowadays is
> "tedious, uninspiring, and boring" in the same way
> that working at Microsoft is now so profit-driven
> and boring that "there is an underground pipeline
> from Microsoft to Google through which the talent
> keeps leaking out."
> Milewski says that "not everything is bleak in
> the land of supercomputers" and he mentions
> the Chapel Parallel Programming Language athttp://chapel.cray.comand the STE||AR Group athttp://stellar.cct.lsu.edufor Systems for "Technologies,
> Emergent Parallelism, and Algorithms Research."
> is the blogpost by Milewski which has already
> gone viral via Reddit and is prompting responses
> like my idea that Artificial Intelligence for thehttp://code.google.com/p/mindforth/wiki/SuperComputer
> is the Grand Challenge that will bring back the
> quondam excitement from the days of Seymour Cray
> and the late, great early days of Microsoft.
I propose that we ban the DoE or its contractors from releasing color
plots for publication. Then it will become transparent that they're
not doing anything useful. That should free up money to build a real