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Message 22474 - Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 15:08:32 UTC

A Real Programmer can write a FORTRAN program in any Language.
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Message 22493 - Posted: 19 Aug 2010, 17:52:09 UTC - in response to Message 22492.  

A REAL programmer would use COBOL.... and vi as their development environment.

(eww.. that made me shiver)

Yes, and nroff/troff as text formatter, Emacs as word processor (I have used all of them).
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Message 22495 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 8:38:23 UTC

Things change fast in the IT world. Once I botched a possible career in IBM by saying that I wanted to use UNIX. Nah, they said, that is only for students...
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Message 22497 - Posted: 26 Aug 2010, 14:31:28 UTC - in response to Message 22495.  

Things change fast in the IT world. Once I botched a possible career in IBM by saying that I wanted to use UNIX. Nah, they said, that is only for students...
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Real IBM programmers write in PL/I (Complex ones also).
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Message 22498 - Posted: 26 Aug 2010, 15:48:57 UTC
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At 44 years of age, after a family separation, I had found a position in a high tech industry in Genoa. Not knowing anything about computers (no computers at my alma mater) I asked to follow a course on PL/1, which convinced me that I was a dog too old to learn new tricks. Then, after one year, I came back to Milano and found a position as a documentation manager for the Systems Division of SGS (now ST Microelectronics) in Agrate. There somebody gave me a copy of the \"white book\" and I started to learn C on a Onyx computer with UNIX version 7. I printed all its documentation using nroff/troff on a Olivetti dot matrix printer. But I still don\'t know PL/1.
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Message 22499 - Posted: 27 Aug 2010, 17:51:09 UTC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E96Dd415LMw

is it true, coming soon in production?
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Message 22500 - Posted: 28 Aug 2010, 9:44:35 UTC - in response to Message 22499.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E96Dd415LMw

is it true, coming soon in production?


You have sharp eyes (:-))

Yes, we are working hard on running some \"real physics\" applications for LHC.
No precise dates yet for production but early testing is beginning. We will demo what we have in prototype at the BOINC Workshop next week in London.

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Message 22501 - Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 0:25:27 UTC

Thats awesome, an excellent work around to link BOINC to the Cern LHC OS.

I hope that LHC can get some huge teraflops from the community.
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Message 22502 - Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 2:35:54 UTC

OMG Finaly it comes to a good end.

Now only the Duke have to come back and the world would be a better place D:
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Message 22523 - Posted: 7 Sep 2010, 2:16:43 UTC

FEED ME!!!!!!
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Message 22539 - Posted: 9 Sep 2010, 6:34:50 UTC

I RECEIVED SOME WORK UNITS TODAY. SOME WERE 40 TO 50 MINUTES LONG AND A FEW 1 HOUR LONG.

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Message 22561 - Posted: 24 Sep 2010, 20:19:49 UTC

It\'s been a little quiet recently.
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Message 22653 - Posted: 2 Jan 2011, 12:24:26 UTC

Thanks for the Christmas wishes and especially for keeping us up to date. Also thanks for the prospect of good news in the new year and most of all for your continuing efforts on our behalf!!!
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Message 22657 - Posted: 5 Jan 2011, 20:49:09 UTC - in response to Message 22652.  
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In the meantime I have been busy developing
SixTrack in order to produce executables with
0 ULP difference in the results using different
Fortran compilers, at any optimisation, and on
any IEEE 754 compliant platform. This would be
a small technical breakthrough, but extremely
useful for the portability of SixTrack. It should
(at long last) allow the use of an executable for
MACs and allow me to start development for
GPUs, once a satisfactory service has been
established.

Out of curiosity, does this involve Kahan-Babuška Summation related algorithms (see e.g. http://cage.ugent.be/~klein/papers/floating-point.pdf)? Aside from that, of course it's important to avoid catastrophic cancellation (e.g. use (x+y)*(x-y) instead of x²-y²).
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Message 22660 - Posted: 11 Jan 2011, 3:04:53 UTC

It would be good for BigMac to post his comments to the front page news. Also, the back end server need some major upgrading. All th eposts have multiple \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\all over and the look of the site is very antiquated.
Let's crunch for our future.
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