Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Perspectives - 42: The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

Interesting times

What makes this list of the fastest supercomputers in the world released yesterday particularly unusual can be found at position #42. 42 is an anomaly of the first order. In fact, #42 is an anomaly across enough dimensions that its worth digging much deeper.

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Supercomputing is now available to anyone for $0.05/core hour. Go to http://aws.amazon.com/hpc-applications/ and give it a try. You no longer need to be a national lab or a government agency to be able run one of the biggest supercomputers in the world.

Perspectives - 42: The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

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