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Old 10-17-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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LXer: The World’s Most Powerful Climate Change Supercomputer Powers Up


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For all the political discord over climate change, one thing everyone can probably agree on is that when you’re throwing computational resources at modeling weather, the more the merrier. Think of the new computer that just came online at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming as a kind of dream come true from a meteorological standpoint, then, because it represents a mammoth increase in raw crunch-prowess, dedicated to studying everything from hurricanes and tornadoes to geomagnetic storms, tsunamis, wildfires, air pollution and the location of water beneath the earth’s surface.[Editor's Note: The NCAR Yellowstone supercomputer runs on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS.]

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:55 AM   #2
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I nearly don't want to be associated with linux due to such folly
 
Old 10-18-2012, 04:47 AM   #3
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Would you like to explain that?
 
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What is there to explain? Tax payers resources being diverted to what can only be described as a religous pursuit. No one can have any problem with people pursuing their religous ideas. Awesome! There should be more of it. Just don't tax me to pay for it.

P.S. At some point (if possible) the power of this machine will be turned against people with claims of "See? I told you your evil iPhone, Car, Electricty consmuption is destroying the planet, which by association makes you people evil and must pay for your sins".

I have no time for the seudo religous voodoo that climate research has turned into. The National Center for Atmospheric Research have not helped with wild claims based on theory and beleif rather than onbserved evidence and provable outcomes.

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Old 10-18-2012, 06:12 AM   #5
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What is there to explain? Tax payers resources being diverted to what can only be described as a religous pursuit.
Is that because the magic words, 'climate change' were used?

How much US taxpayer money has been used to support things that are IMO far more of a 'religous pursuit', e.g. the push toward 'free markets', the pointless and counterproductive 'war on drugs' 'war on terror', etc? Far more than is being spent on a couple of thousand sandy bridge cores.....

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P.S. At some point (if possible) the power of this machine will be turned against people with claims of "See? I told you your evil iPhone, Car, Electricty consmuption is destroying the planet, which by association makes you people evil and must pay for your sins".
Maybe you should get togther with H_TeXMeX_H to think up some even more extreme views.

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I have no time for the seudo religous voodoo that climate research has turned into. The National Center for Atmospheric Research have not helped with wild claims based on theory and beleif rather than onbserved evidence and provable outcomes.
If you think that NCAR is 'pseudo-scientific', provide evidence. Or else you are at best engaging in what you accuse others of.
 
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Climate change is real. Almost every scientist on this planet will tell you that.
If it is man made or not is a different topic, one that can be solved with using scientific models simulated on those computers. I can't see why testing a hypothesis with a computer model is "a religous pursuit".
Isn't religion the other thing, claiming things without providing proof at all?
But when you are concerned about wasting your taxes ask your government about the 1,000,000,000,000+ dollars (looks more impressive than just writing "a Trillion", doesn't it?) spent for a war that was based on lies.
 
Old 10-18-2012, 10:38 AM   #7
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Yes, it is a religious pursuit. In fact, I would also say the LHC is a religious pursuit. Yes, you will flame at me.

As for climate change ... it was fake ... but they are making it real now. I can see it now, but I don't care to argue, because you will want "proof" and that only comes from Sauron's mouth.

Anyway to those who are still free of mind, take a look at these large steel structures they are building (you can't miss them for they statues to the future) and their effects on weather systems. That's all I will say.

Note that, I don't care if you flame at me, I have the right to an opinion, as do you.
 
  


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