2.World's fourth-fastest supercomputer
6.A big net
9.Gibson or Torm'
13.Department with lots of supercomputers
19.Lab in New Mexico
21. ____ of Man
24.Connects local clients
25.Location of world's fastest supercomputer
26.Supercomputing test suite
29. Navy office that uses supercomputers
32.Home of ASCI Red
33.With 28 down, this university runs Top 500 list
34.Monitor type, abbr.
36.Nation that owns the four fastest supercomputers
37.Matthew Broderick flick
39. First operational electronic digital computer
40. Grungy-sounding drive, abbr.
41. Unit of data
2.Los Alamos speedster
3. TV award
4. ____ Piper
5. Language for accounting
8. IBM nickname
11. Energy supercomputing program
12. Some is dynamic, abbr.
14. Some supercomputers have thousands
17. The one who applies the apps
18. Always, poetically
20. File ext.
27. Supercomputing lab in Tennessee
28. See 33 across
35. Famous name in supercomputing
36. Battery backup
For the answers, go to www.gcn.com and click on Crossword/Puzzle.READERS SPEAKHas anything really changed in the government's approach to systems acquisition from the days of the grand-design plans? Big projects still seem to lumber along, often out of control.
It is a matter of teaching old dogs new tricks. Old dogs can learn new tricks! But first the old ones have to not pay. So we have to stop rewarding those who have been building a system the same way for 30 years. For example, first identify the situation, then create a politically acceptable way of altering the organization's view of the problem that encompasses a better solution. Most legacy and stovepipe situations are maintained by the culture, and any solution has to address the culture of the organization, or it is doomed to eternal organizational spin. 'Barbara Rosholdt, General Services Administration
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