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10/28/2010 06:14 PM EDT
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Duane Benson
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Duane Benson   11/4/2010 8:57:54 PM
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re: the H1-B comment - One of the strongest competitive advantages that this country has had through out the years is the diversity of its brain-trust. Getting folks in from all over the world brings new and fresh ideas in. It keeps us locals from getting complacent - competition makes people work harder. I suspect there is plenty wrong with the H1-B program as there is with most government programs, but that's why in this country, we value the individual over the government. That's why we have an inherent limitation in our level of trust in the government. Still, one of the major values of the H1-B program is that it brings very bright folks over here to contribute to society, pay taxes and help companies to be more successful.

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tfc   11/3/2010 2:41:04 AM
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Correction: I did get a Pell grant. Other than that, nothing.

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Kaiser Silicon   11/2/2010 4:41:48 PM
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We can't forget the rather perverse situation with H1-B visas, especially in this economic environment, where indiginous engineers are routinely displaced by foregin born engineers. Our native population isn't rewarded as well as foreign born engineers. Ditto for engineers, regardless of background, once you get into your 40's. I'm not for eliminating foreign born engineers in the US, but when we have a huge pool of out of work engineers, and foreign engineers are still being brought into the US, it seems sort of hard to justify, and probably makes people consider other careers like law and accounting more attractive.

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tfc   11/2/2010 5:54:07 AM
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Oh well. When I was going to the university for engineering in the early 00s, most of the MAs and PHDs students were oversea Asians in their 20's. Many of the professors were of oversea Asian origins. I couldn't get two pennies to rub together for my education or get work as I went to school (or after) so I spent many years earning money to fund my education. I received my BS in my 40's. Gee, I wonder why everything is ending up over there?

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Zaphod Beeblebrox   11/1/2010 1:11:33 AM
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Probably the same reason the yanks and others build them. A combination of scientific reasearch and to build the biggest/fastest/smallest etc of whatever they are working on.

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rick merritt   10/31/2010 3:31:44 AM
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@Dr. Divakar: They use an optical media, but that's all I know. It would be great to get a tech paper on the Galaxy interconnect, but I have no connections with the Tianjin researchers--yet!

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yalanand   10/30/2010 3:42:42 PM
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@wave.forest well said. I agree with you engineers from China, India and Israel are top class and are counted among the best. Its high time people should forget about the master-slave logic and concentrate on making earth better place to live.

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yalanand   10/30/2010 3:36:21 PM
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This is super achievement by China, this is high time US should wake up. But what exactly was the purpose to build this, is it show its might or they needed this really for some scientific research ?

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sranje   10/30/2010 2:54:50 PM
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Our more noble priorities are to build 10 more aircraft carrier groups, to award brown-shirt-like ignorance and non-tolerance, to outspend on "defense" all other countries put together, to ignore large scale war crimes in our wars of aggression -- in summary, truly oh sooo Christian values and a classic case of an obsolete and disintegrating "empire" no longer "chosen" to "rule and suffer"

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jaybus0   10/30/2010 12:59:34 PM
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With distributed processors, and particularly using the MPI interface, interconnect throughput and latency are critical performance factors. This is why Intel's SCC processor is so interesting. It's not that it is a 48-core chip, it is that the cores are networked on-chip with a network throughput of 256 GB/s. That's gigabytes per second, not Gbits/s, so around 16 times as fast as the new Chinese interconnect. Of course, that only provides a high speed interconnect for the on-chip cores. However, Intel's silicon photonics technology looks promising for chip-to-chip links in the 1 Tbit/s range or faster. Things are looking up in the supercomputer world.

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