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GeneralRe: Microsoft promises to boil down its lengthy and confusing privacy controls… in 1,500-word announcement Pin
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NewsConsider the pigeon, a surprisingly capable technology Pin
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NewsAccelerate supercomputing in the cloud with Cray ClusterStor Pin
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GeneralRe: Accelerate supercomputing in the cloud with Cray ClusterStor Pin
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GeneralRe: Accelerate supercomputing in the cloud with Cray ClusterStor Pin
Dr.Walt Fair, PE5-May-19 8:12
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I was working at Shell Oil and they had a contract with Boing Computer Services to provide Cray access for our reservoir simulation work. I was assigned TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF developing AND producing a potential OFFSHORE gULF OF mEXICO oil field, iT WAS TOP PRIORITY AND i reported directly TO THE board of directors, NOT TO my NORMAL BOSS. aS A RESULT I HAD ACCESS TO ALL THE RESOURCES NEEDED TO DO THE JOB, whether my boss likedfit or not
One day I got a call from aBCS rep who asked if I was running a large simulation, I said yes and he said that the output I generated filled all of their print buffers and effectively shut down the cluster. Next year I went to a trade show and as I walked by the BCS booth a guy jumps out grabs my arm and pulls me into the booth and says to all his assoociates "I want you to meet the guy who shut down our system. Seems that it was a condition they had never anticipated. I ended up getting all the output transferred to microfilm so I could analyze the results and do my engineering. Shell won the bid on that field, developed a platform and I think it is probably still producing now,some 30 years later.
CQ de W5ALT

Walt Fair, Jr., P. E.
Comport Computing
Specializing in Technical Engineering Software

GeneralRe: Accelerate supercomputing in the cloud with Cray ClusterStor Pin
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NewsGoogle Docs says Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is not supported Pin
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NewsMajority of IT pros have been hit by a data breach Pin
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NewsEnhancing non-packaged desktop apps using Windows runtime components Pin
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NewsSplunk: Many organizations are hosting “dark data” Pin
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News60 percent of enterprise codebases contain open-source vulnerabilities Pin
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