Headlines considered unsafe in HPC

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I’ve certainly written headlines that fell short of communicating the message as clearly as I’d have liked. It happens. But this one from Australia made me chuckle.

Remember when I reported on the new HP POD headed for iVEC in Australia? 107 TF, HP ProLiant, in a trailer.

The Sydney Morning Herald headline about that same story declares the following

Supercomputer to rival Google headed for Perth

They also report the system uses a “staggering” 9600 “central processing units” and cost $5M. I guess Google is running on Amigas connected with 1200 baud modems these days.