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Eating Your Own Tail: HPC in 2009

Truth is stranger than fiction. The connection that helped end HPC careers and companies in 2009

At various times, I start to write science fiction stories in my head. You know that place where all the books I have written reside. In any case, I wanted to write a year in review piece now that 2009 is winding down. And, not to worry I’ll have more SC09 video in the new year. Rather than a bullet list of highlights (or lowlights) I thought I would spin a tail that, as far as I know, is accurate and a bit more interesting than the standard year-end fare.

They say the world is connected in ways we do not know. It has even been noted that our actions influence those outside of our local sphere — more than one degree as it were. Quantum entanglement not withstanding, I believe simple Newtonian forces have created a Twilight Zone ending to a most pivotal year. I invite you to sit…

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