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India Plans A Supercomputing Grid

timothy posted more than 12 years ago | from the intrasubcontinental dept.

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An Anonymous Coward writes: "According to this article at CNET, India is building a country-wide High Speed Network. Named the "I-Grid" (I is for 'Information' silly !), its a feat for the Indians who have been bogged down by U.S. sanctions in the recent past -- besides, with a country as big as theirs, its one helluva project!"

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Wow! (-1)

Roto-Rooter Man (520267) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115330)

That would be able to run one hell of a Slurpee machine!

I HAVE THIS TO SAY ABOUT THAT!!!! (-1)

L.Torvalds (548450) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115372)

Should the fucking indians worry about feeding their own and eliminating bubonic plague as a major cause of death before they build shit like this?

Oh well, at least they hate muslims too!!!For that, they are my heros.

Concentration camps (-1)

Ralph JewHater Nader (450769) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115333)

A sprawling network of concentration camps is just what this country needs.

HOLY FUCKING CHRIST POOP SHIT!!!! (-1)

L.Torvalds (548450) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115350)

You are my hero!

India? (-1, Troll)

Anomolous Cow Herd (457746) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115335)

Holy shit, no one cares about that third-world shithole. I don't care if they have 1/8 of the world's population, that place is a toilet.

Re:India? (2, Funny)

swissmonkey (535779) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115354)

Actually, at least 1/8 of the world cares about this place, that's much more than all the ignorant morons of your kind put together.

Re:India? (1)

buzban (227721) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115371)

much more than all the ignorant morons of your kind put together.

thank god...

Re:India? (-1)

Roto-Rooter Man (520267) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115406)

This from a country where mobs of thousands of people torch passenger trains.

Re:India? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115479)

Oh come off it. That's like calling the US "That same country which used to enslave millions of people, treat them as property and still count them as 3/5ths of a person for election purposes." Or "That country where a state governor turned firehoses on a bunch of peaceful protestors." Or "That country where four armed police officers beat up a black truck driver, and caused significant portions of the third largest city in the country to go up in flames."

You can't stereotype a country based on the worst of its inhabitants.

Re:India? (1)

Anomolous Cow Herd (457746) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115519)

Yeah, except all the examples you cited are in the past, while what he cited began last week and is still happening. Or are you just trying to say that they are about 100 years behind the civilized world?

Re:India? (-1)

Crapflooder (554043) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115408)

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SUBMIT, I SAY!

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the down side... (0, Funny)

edrugtrader (442064) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115338)

the data doesn't travel over wires... rather highly trained camels carry packets. still uses IP though.

MOD PARENT UP!!!! (0)

tfurrows (541222) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115362)

Are you crazy? Are all the moderators smoking crack? This is FUNNY folks, pure sarcastic HUMOR. Sure, it's probably not the most PC (Politically Correct, not Personal Computer ;)) joke in the world, but it is still FUNNY.

Moderators, please do the job you are not paid for and mod this little gem UP!

Re:MOD PARENT UP!!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115381)

Ok, I'm blaming the misplacement of the parent post on SLASHDOTS RECENT PAGE LOAD PROBLEMS...

Sure, it was probably me who click the wrong link, but since I've had tons of probs with slashdot today I'll just shluff it off.

BTW, in case anyone cares, this is in reference to the joke about the packets being carried by camels instead of wires, which was modded down....

MOD THREAD DOWN ! thanks for your help (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115399)

that was a dumbass joke. they don't have camels in india, dipshit!

Re:MOD THREAD DOWN ! thanks for your help (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115473)

Yes they do. lots of them [explorephoto.com]

Re:MOD PARENT UP!!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115569)

Damn!!!

Now I have to take that old avian carriers thing and build an alternate network by country generator.

It's either that or get a life.

Re:the down side... (1)

Aanallein (556209) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115395)

the data doesn't travel over wires... rather highly trained camels carry packets. still uses IP though.

Lol! Reminds me of a recent Dilbert [dilbertzone.com] .
Hmm, in fact, I think there's a chance you remembered that one as well. Still funny though. :)

Not quite a first post.... (-1)

Mayor McPenisman (557253) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115341)

Springtime for Goatse and Jew Haters,
Penisman is happy and gay.
We're marching to a faster pace,
Look out, here comes the master race.

Springtime for Trollers and Widening,
Winter for Linux and GNU.
Springtime for Offtopic and Turd Report,
Come on, Trollers, go into your dance ...

I was born in Dusseldorf, and that is why they call me Rolf. Don't be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Troller party.

Springtime for FP and ANAL COCKS
(Gun fires twice)
Goose-step's the new step today
(Machine gun fires)
Bombs falling from the skies again,
(Bomb falls and explodes)
Windows is on the rise again

Springtime for Sarcasm and Insulting
U-boats are sailing once more
[woman's voice]: "Well! Talk about bad taste!" Springtime for Bank of America ATM Means ... that ... soon we'll be going ... We've got to be going ... You know we'll be going to ... WAR!

Just Imagine (-1)

DonkeyHote (521235) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115348)

A beowulf cluster of these!

Re:Just Imagine (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115353)

Mod this puppy up, this is the funniest shit!

Re:Just Imagine (-1)

Mayor McPenisman (557253) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115435)

mod up the guy who wants to mod this up!

he has the power to crush us all beneath his iron will! All hail metalman!

Linux : A Tool for Liberals (-1)

RoboTroll (560160) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115349)

Here we go again. Yet another release of the hateful "Linux" operating system, prominently splattered across the front page of the Internet's premiere "geek" weblog. You would think that in light of recent events, people would want to support their country and help their country's economy. To software people, that means purchasing and installing products from American companies, such as Microsoft and Sun Microsystems. You would think that pure patriotism would be stronger than the desire to "enjoy" some of the imagined benefits of "open source" software. Apparently, the moral community has severely underestimated the widespread reach of liberal thinking.

Linux is not an American product. It is not made in America. Linux developers are a bunch of loose-knit leftists from all over the globe, acting out of the interest of "global cooperation." Does this sound familiar? It ought to. The United Nations is an organization that operates (ostensibly) under similar principles, but has a far more sinister goal, which is the establishment of a One World Government that consumes and renders irrelevant the superior culture of the United States of America.

Would you allow a blue-bereted, black-helicoptered, jack-booted thug into your own home? If not, then why on Earth would you even consider installing Linux? For mere pennies a day you can run a moral operating system. I realize that Linux is big among the UN-loving liberals, but isn't most of $lashdot's readership libertarian/Republican? It seems to me that this is a fundamental contradiction, and that a lot of people need to start re-evaluating their priorities.

Thank you.

Troll 22 of 114 from the annals of the Troll Library [slashdot.org] .

Go for it! (2, Funny)

bcilfone (144175) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115359)

Hopefully they can pull it off... maybe then the US government will encourage its tech workers instead of threatening to throw them in jail in the name of a cartoon mouse.

Imagine... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115422)

A Beowolf cluster of these.

Re:Go for it! (1)

CitznFish (222446) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115530)

Yeah, blame it on Disney. That is pretty weak. Do you even know what you are saying? Do you have anything to even make that statement mean something? Do you realize Disney employees people in India? Pull your head out of your ass and have a look around....

I really hope this is for good.... (2, Informative)

wholesomegrits (155981) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115363)

And not for developing shitload of nukes [bullatomsci.org] to destroy Pakistan with. It sure sounds like the kind of thing perfect for nuclear simluations. [armscontrol.org] Not that I'm fond of Pakistan's idea of leveling India with Nukes [bullatomsci.org] .

Braving the sanctions, C-DAC has built four versions of its Param series of machines, putting India in an elite club of supercomputing nations like the United States, Japan, Israel and China.

Oh wow, it's a who's who of nuclear powers. Considering that the US hasn't ruled out bombing the shit out of Afghanistan [globalresearch.ca] we're certianly in good company. The U.S. sanctions thing is bogus. They are close enough to Japan, France, Israel, &c to get all the shit they need.

HOLY FUCKING SHIT MY FRIEND!!!! (-1)

L.Torvalds (548450) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115421)

Hey, if the brown-skins want to kill each other off, why the hell are you complaining? LET THEM!!!

Re:I really hope this is for good.... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115449)

First, India's really a second-world nation. The first/second/third world definitions were western/communist/other, but India's definitely not 3rd world (Uganda, Sudan, Afghanistan), and definitely not first world.

Second, India is less likely to use Nukes than Pakistan -- and U.S. citizens can thank the CIA for giving Pakistan nuke technology. Look up "Gary Powers" in your history books. His U-2 that was shot down over Russia began its flight in Pakistan. The U.S. has been in thick with Pakistan and less-than-honest deeds since. Pakistan was also a favored point for inserting people into the old U.S.S.R, and it touches China, making for more flight options to bases in Japan.

Back during the previous Bush presidency, India and Pakistan were in another heightened state of alert. Pakistan had fighter jets sitting on the tarmac, hot-seating pilots in 2-hour shifts, waiting for the word to sprint across the border and hit large cities like Delhi and Bombay. The previous President Bush, who understood the world far better than his offspring combined, probably deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for calming things down.

Third, Pakistan is the lawless nation here. Their previous female prime minister was forced out partly because of video tape taken by her secret service detail of her having sex with her own husband. (This is too absurd for me to make up, mind you.) Pakistan is currently controlled by a military dictatorship, which puts it into the same category as Pinochet, Hussein, Castro....

Fourth, a "poor" country deciding to spend a LOT of money on a private Internet backbone should scare the begeezus out of people. India is as more proximal to large population pockets than any other country. If you wanted to network Asia, Africa, and Europe, India is the place to do it.

Fifth, India was/is on the U.S. watch list because of grain sales back in the 1970's between Russia and India, and because of the U.S.'s need for a place to launch CIA spy plane flights (see Gary Powers reference above). The old "friend of my enemy is my enemy" simplistic notions of how the relationships between nations should work. India needed food, Russia was willing to sell it cheaper than the U.S., and so the simple rules of capitalism landed India on the watch list.

Sixth, there is great education in India. Who here among us has not had an Indian classmate? For seeing so many of them, remember that you are only seeing the ones that got accepted over here, and/or had the money to come over. There are many brains in India, well-educated, disciplined, and hungry for the opportunity to prove they are good, and to improve their lot in life. They lack only the chance, the opportunity....

Mod that one +1 Informative! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115463)

I just looked it up. I didn't know that the U-2 shootdown almost started a nuclear war.

Re:Mod that one +1 Informative! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115560)

just about anything will start a nuclear war with an nation that:

- dropped nuclear weapons on their own army troops just to see what effect it would have (hint: they die)

- wiped out 20 million jews just so the germans wouldn't one-up them

- wiped out millions of peasants because they looked and talked funny

- conducted the worst ethnic cleansing of any nation worldwide, just to make sure the moscow whities wouldn't feel out of place in any corner of the country

and best of all, never were brought to justice for all the above crimes and more. Instead, they're given peace prizes and are held as guests of honor at european dinner tables. Sure, the Serbs get hearings. The Germans got hung. But the Russians get cocktail parties!

and the europeans are mad at bush for retaliating in afghanistan. how primitive!

Re:I really hope this is for good.... (1)

Spock the Vulcan (196989) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115462)

putting India in an elite club of supercomputing nations like the United States, Japan, Israel and China.

Oh wow, it's a who's who of nuclear powers.


Japan wouldn't be too amused at being called a nuclear power.

Re:I really hope this is for good.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115558)

But, its sounds so good for a sensationalist bullshit, sure-to-get-modded-+5 comment!

Re:I really hope this is for good.... (2)

joib (70841) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115490)

Come to think of it, if they can allocate money for a nuke program, they can certainly afford to get appropriate number crunching equipment which is solely in the hands of the weapon designers, not shared by half the academics in the country. You know, nuclear weapons research is usually classified something like "top secret"... I doubt they'd let outsiders access their stuff solely for security reasons.

Re:I really hope this is for good.... (0, Troll)

T3kno (51315) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115547)

Actually I think they'll use it to calculate the optimal consistency of a 7-11 slurpy.

$lashcode Error # 8273 : 404 File Not Found (-1)

RoboTroll (560160) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115370)

What is with the 404 File Not Found errors when trying post a fucking comment?

I wouldnt pay for this shit and neither would anyone with half a brain.

GETTING YOUR MONEYS WORTH???

Welcome to the new economy... (-1)

Serial Troller (556155) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115398)

"Please, pay us money, or we'll ANNOY THE FUCK OUT OF YOU WITH ADS!!! Please buy this product from our partner AFTER THEY ANNOY THE FUCK OUT OF YOU WITH THEIR HUGE, ANIMATED AD!!! Thank you, come again!"

Another dotcom business model with FUCKTARD spraypainted all over it. Welcome to the new economy.

FUCKING $LASHCODE OPEN SOREZ SHIT! (-1)

RoboTroll (560160) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115442)

My "Linux : A Tool for Liberals" troll was delayed by 4 minutes by 404 errors..

4 solid mintues of fucking 404 errors every 5 seconds trying to post the fucking troll!!

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH $LASHDOT!?

Re:FUCKING $LASHCODE OPEN SOREZ SHIT! (-1)

Serial Troller (556155) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115474)

404 errors? Seriously? I thought that 404 report was just some crapfloodery going on. Anyway, back to ridiculing Slashdot's new attempt at losing money.

Re:FUCKING $LASHCODE OPEN SOREZ SHIT! (-1)

RoboTroll (560160) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115545)

It only happens when you are an A/C so I upgraded it to send the cookie with the user ID, and that should get me back up near the FP area.

Re:FUCKING $LASHCODE OPEN SOREZ SHIT! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115586)

test

WOW! (-1)

Crapflooder (554043) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115373)

CAN YOU IMAGINE A BEAUWULF CLUSTER OF THESE????

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Get the physical infrastructure sored out first (2, Interesting)

gibler (445031) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115384)

Shouldn't roads and irrigation be more important. Hospitals. Schools.

Re:Get the physical infrastructure sored out first (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115478)

Are they talking about the bordello?

Fist Spork! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115385)

Fuck me under the liptus tree you shit eaters!
Mad props to all the dyslexic date-rapers of the world! Oh its cold I better throw some more dead kids on the fire :D

Attack! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115386)

Cowboys versus Indians!

What better country to pull it off? (1)

Xyverz (144945) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115387)

Being as most Americans think of India as a 3rd-world country, I say "what better country to pull it off"?

Actually, there is some sense to my suggestion... They don't have any archaic and esoteric infrastructure in place. They'd have to build this from the ground up, no?

Okay, I'm gonna go read that article now... (I'm prolly misinformed...)

--X...

Where do they go for outsourcing? (3, Funny)

cmdr_beeftaco (562067) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115389)

Where will they go for contractors when the project is 6 months behinds schedule and 50 million over budget? Will they farm out the programming to Pakistan? China? I need answer.

Re:Where do they go for outsourcing? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115515)

They could probably get free resources from Taliban refugees who would work for free if they could test the system with atomic bomb simulations.

High voltage? (2)

cperciva (102828) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115391)

C-DAC's computers, built on a sophisticated clustering of microprocessors, would use advanced software to securely network the machines, much like a high-voltage electricity grid.

Can anyone work out what they're trying to say here? Do high-voltage electricity grids use advanced security software? Perhaps they're saying that anyone who tries to tamper with the network will get shocked? Or...

Indian humour is lost on you (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115404)

You Americanos have no wit! Shock of electricity is joking analogy of high security software.

Re:High voltage? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115418)

perhaps it's CNET and they're STOOOOOPID

Re:High voltage? (1)

DarkFyre (23233) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115465)

It sounds like two issues to me, or else misuse of the word 'security.' I think the word they were looking for was 'robustness,' in that severing a single line shouldn't cause discontinuities.

I know, my power gets cut off from time to time, too. But I think the 'high-voltage' (ie. non-residential) grids have redundancy in the same way that this proposed network will have better redundancy that the pedestrian Internet (where too many pidgeons on a line in Minneanapolis causes my connection to slow to a crawl).

Yahoo Chat (1)

ZaneMcAuley (266747) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115396)

So we expect more of em on Yahoo chat? (Assumming Yahoo chat stays up long enough as its down again atm:D ) More "I Love you" , "Happy Valentines Day" PMs :D

Heh (3, Funny)

EricKrout.com (559698) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115397)

India's new i-Grid follows a long line of previously successfull Apple products, the i-Pod and the i-Mac being two of them.

When reached for comment, Apple's visionary Steve Jobs stated that his engineers "would worry about the technical difficulties" associated with such a large distributed system after they "dealt with the more important stuff first, like what fluorescent color to make the transparent wires and stuff".

monolinux.com :: GNUs For Nerds. Flawless Grammar. [monolinux.com]

Re:Heh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115475)

Jerk. You made me spit coffee out my nose ;)

Re:Heh (1)

decoydog (221617) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115541)

now that's comedy...too bad my mod points expired this past weekend.

Mammoth applications? (2, Funny)

Oink.NET (551861) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115401)

Quoth CNet:

India's state-run agency for advanced computing plans to build a nationwide grid of supercomputers for mammoth applications.

Mammoth, as in wooly mammoth [prehistory.com] ? I suppose they'll be excavating Cobol programmers to write the code for it...

Re:Mammoth applications? (2)

scoove (71173) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115455)

grid of supercomputers for mammoth applications.

No, you must not have seen the network diagram. It's very explicit, as it has an elephant standing on the back of a turtle (and so on).

Check your Visio2000 India Symbols pack [microsoft.com] . It's all there.

*scoove*

Priorities (0, Flamebait)

Ryu2 (89645) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115405)

Umm, should the indians worry about feeding their own and eliminating bubonic plague as a major cause of death before they build stuff like this?

Re:Priorities (5, Insightful)

scoove (71173) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115509)

Umm, should the indians worry about feeding their own and eliminating bubonic plague as a major cause of death before they build stuff like this?

God do I hope that's a silly European and not a stupid American saying something like that. (It's probably a stupid American aspiring to be a silly European, in all likelyhood).

Actually, I think this is an exceptional move to help get people out of poverty (not that all people in India are in poverty - another rather myopic view). Besides the usual opportunities represented in such a move, technology tends to bring in a tremendous opportunity for entrepreneurship (read: a way for poor blokes to move up in the world).

Because of the rate of change with technology, rapid obsolescence, intellectual demands (brain vs brawn), the expansion of technology in any economy really helps young adults create new businesses which in turn feed more money into channels outside of the status quo.

I hope India explores liberal licensing of 2.4 and 5.8 GHz frequencies as well, ensuring this backbone has room to grow. India's telecom network has been terribly restricted, corrupt and ineffective in past years and a wireless broadband framework could serve as an excellent spur network to feed all this new commerce into the backbone.

eliminating bubonic plague

Er... we still have it in the US, buddy! It lives in prairie dogs (which have become recent animal preservationist favorites because they're so cute). Folks still come down with it from other rodent population that comes in contact with the prairie dogs (which are unaffected by the disease).

*scoove*

Re:Priorities (1)

gupg (58086) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115537)

If every nation first tried to feed its people and then did scientific research, then the nation would never progress. The US would first have to work to get every Bum off the street, before it could fund any research.

India the Next Superpower (5, Interesting)

pyrrho (167252) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115410)

There is no doubt in my mind that India is the next big superpower.

(1) Lots of unspoilt natural resources
(2) Smart People
(3) Most Important (A LOT OF PEOPLE)
(4) and it doesn't hurt they speak english allowing them to segue their way in.

My premise..? Numbers don't lie. A giant market is a giant period. This prediction does cover China too, their population makes them a sleeping giant. Except that China does not have an open society. India is struggling against years of exploitation and it's own caste system... but given the adoption of democracy there I can't imagine it won't arrise from these difficulties and when it does, it will have more resources than anyone will be able to (or want to) stop.

Re:India the Next Superpower (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115482)

Boy, India *and* China?
You are REALLY going out on a limb here with these predictions. I mean, really putting your head on the chopping block!
Wow!

India *and* China, both up+coming superpowers. Who woulda thunk it?

Re:India Next Superpower NOT WITH RELIGION! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115554)

Religious countries, despite sometimes having intrinsic genetically bestowed high IQ when porperly nourished, yield nothing at all.

Its seen time and time again around the equator.

Chinese and Indians have higher than world average IQ when properly nourished, but superstitious belief systems, idiotic governmental frameworks, backwards traditions, and religious infighting keep arabs, chinese, and indians in the 3rd world dark ages they are doomed to suffer in as they have for thousands of years.

Perhaps some testosterone is needed (which affects IQ negatively on average), but not too much, and perhaps that is the drive that america enjoyed.

But discounting biological differences or similaririties, I am no going to hold my breath waiting for superpowers to rise up from the dust and decay of China, India, Arab Middle East.

Why?

Because you can predict a persons future actions by their past performance, and so can you judge a cultures future prospects by there past performance.

India is a overpopulated muslim-hindu festering religious war cesspool of corruption and repression with no real competitive edge.

Heck, I would give Australia or GermanY the nod for the fastest gainers of the next 40 years, not India or China.

Re:India the Next Superpower (2)

scoove (71173) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115577)

There is no doubt in my mind that India is the next big superpower.

Good arguments, but I'm not sold (as much as I'm impressed with India's efforts and potential).

Is there really any good evidence of the emergence of a superpower from a ethnically diverse and incompatible populace, absent significant suppression by the elite minority of the other groups?

China and South Africa are good examples of the potential for advancement under suppression.

I'm really more curious than serious on my argument - I'd have to believe there's a /.'er polysci major that knows of some good material on the topic.

Need some bedtime reading this weekend!

*scoove*

its a feat for the Indians (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115411)

That's it's

Click here for IBM's latest security whitepaper!

Bullwacky (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115412)

The indians can't tell their heads from their assholes, much less build something like that.

"Would u laik frais vit dat, sir?"

Give me a break.

======
Wait - was than an emu? Hmmm.

Ahem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115419)

Networking computers doesn't increase your country's total CPU power.

If you think that you're going faster because you're also using your neighbors computers, you forget that your neighbors are also using YOUR computer.

Grid computing is bullshit.

Better way of spending the cash... (1)

MoThugz (560556) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115425)

It's no secret that India has a high disparity between the rich and the poor. Some of you might even seen it on TV (remember Amazing Race?). Somehow it makes me feel that this project is a waste of money for Indians.

Now with sectarian violence threatening to rip the country apart, they still have time to think of an I-Grid?

What's wrong with this logic...? (-1)

Serial Troller (556155) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115428)

You've annoyed the SHIT out of me with that big, annoying, obnoxious ad in my way! Please, allow me to pay you my HARD-EARNED money! Is $5 enough? Maybe if you use full screen Flash ads I'll feel the overpowering need to give you $100!!!

EAT ME (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115432)

I wonder if they'll rub cow piss on their foreheads before coming to pray at the almighty I-Grid...

Not Indians! (0, Troll)

jamirocake (456380) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115433)

Sorry pal, but people from India are not called Indians (Polish are called Poles but people from Holland are not called Holes either). Indians are Hindus, even though not everybody practices the Hindu religion.... Manuel PS Holland people==Dutch people

Re:Not Indians! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115453)

Shutup troll. People of India are called Indians you dumbfuck.

Re:Not Indians! (1)

Spock the Vulcan (196989) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115487)

And people from the US are not called Americans, but Christians, even though not everyone practises Christianity, right? You, sir, are either an idiot, or very misinformed. And worse is the moderator who modded this insightful. Geez.

BUT THE PARENT UP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115518)

Indians live in India.

Indians are God's people-that's what the word mean (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115528)

And they live in India.

Re:Not Indians! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115585)

Well, I didn't know you guys knew everything, sorry for my english, but in most latin languages is hindus, actually i guess is correct to call them indians in English since the english speaking population of america has exterminated most of their own native population (and then they complain of imigration! )....

Re:Not Indians! (1)

queequeg1 (180099) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115517)

Per the US State Dept. India information [state.gov]

Re:Not Indians! (1)

gupg (58086) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115521)

You Idiot !!

Ofcourse they are called Indians - I am from India.

Where do you think the incorrect name for Native Americans came from ?? Christopher Columbus was looking for a new route to India and landed on Islands off of North America and thought he had reached India. So he called those people Indians.

Interesting Concept (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115440)

"Mr. Simpson please pay for your purchases and get out and come again!"

Whts the difference between Pakistan and a pancake (2, Troll)

indole (177514) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115444)

From the article:
"Such a grid would share or combine diverse computer memories and software in parallel processes to aid environmental modeling, fast analysis of satellite images, advanced chip design and simulation of heavy-duty equipment like turbines."

I think it's interesting how when one nuclear agressive country imports Playstation 2's we freak the fuck out [theregister.co.uk] , but when another nuclear agressive country creates the worlds largest supercomputing grid we say, Bravo!


Ah well, such is life.

Don't let them do it! (0, Troll)

burtonator (70115) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115447)

Man... if India can build a super computer that big the could run Nuclear simulations and someday build a Nuclear bomb!

Re:Don't let them do it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115522)

...or the world's most sophisticated air freshener.

Re:Don't let them do it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115536)

Nuclear SIMULATION!???

They built the Nukes long ago! They dont need an I-grid to see the fireworks.

Colleges (5, Interesting)

Telastyn (206146) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115452)

From what I understand this will be a large project to interconnect India's largest technical colleges (Institutes of Technology, which are very prestegious and good) and have smallish (by US standards) supercomputers at each one. They would then resell the pooled computing resources as needed.

The American equivalent would be having a supercomputer at Stanford, MIT, UMich, CMU, GATech, and maybe 4 other places, connected via internet2 and ssh tunnels.

Re:Colleges (1)

gupg (58086) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115553)

yeah I think its kind of the national supercomputer centers that the US universities had in late 80s/early 90s. They were called NCSA .. thats where Mosiac came from.

Fucking ads! (-1)

Klerck (213193) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115459)

I don't think my widening will work anymore on the ads! It's worth a try anyway!

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.defeater .text .in .there .i .wonder .how .many .people .will .read .this .whole .comment .I .certainly .hope .it .doesnt .annoy .too .many .people .This .is .just .the .beginning .because .PAGE .WIDENING .IS .BACK .I .like .wide .pages .I .wish .all .pages .could .be .as .wide .as .this .dont .you .wide .pages .are .much .cooler .than .those .narrow .pages .you .are .used .to .reading .because .you .dont .have .to .worry .about .the .lameness .filter .telling .you .that .you .don't .have .enough .charaters .per .line .that .really .sucks .when .that .happens .and .you .have .to .put .some .lame .lameness .filter .defeater .text .in .there .i .wonder .how .many .people .will .read .this .whole .comment .I .certainly .hope .it .doesnt .annoy .too .many .people .This .is .just .the .beginning .because .PAGE .WIDENING .IS .BACK .I .like .wide .pages .I .wish .all .pages .could .be .as .wide .as .this .dont .you .wide .pages .are .much .cooler .than .those .narrow .pages .you .are .used .to .reading .because .you .dont .have .to .worry .about .the .lameness .filter

Re:Fucking ads! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115497)

Klerck, you idiotic freak, you one trick pony, your widening hasn't worked for a long time now.

Give it up and join the AC beowulf cluster, and troll like a real man!

Re:Fucking ads! (-1)

Serial Troller (556155) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115525)

It works in MSIE. Let him flood, man. Let him flood...

H1B's (2)

dosun88888 (265953) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115489)

How do I get a work visa to go to India to help them implement this? They can't have any tech people left over there.

~D

Re:H1B's (1)

Little Billy Gates (320667) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115508)

once in a while I see annoucements here at my university for programming/cs-related jobs available in India. It doesn't pay, it offers you a "valuable" experience... i think they pay for food and housing :p
i doubt they would let american hacker kids get their hands on such a major project though... they got enough smart people over there... well i see i lot of them here in the states too, but that's neither here no there... i need to quit... *Esc*

ibm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115504)

Are they using IBM eServers running Linux?

IBM (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115523)

Not, to be off topic (hence the anon post) but,

Why the hell is there a giant IBM ad at the top?

Logo (1)

halo8 (445515) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115532)

Is any one TOTALY DISTURBED by the logo of that govt agency?

the black one with the bird, how nazi'ish

geeezzz mabye these ppl protesting world trade are onto somthing here.. that logo is down right scary

India : Some Facts (4, Informative)

matrix0040 (516176) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115540)

I guess the replies reflect a general ignorance about india and indians in general. India might have it's own problems with poverty and all but still countries in europe and US relied on indian brain power for their IT needs.

About supercomputing in India. CDAC had developed it's first supercomputer long back and has been making a lot of progress in this field. And before raising a nuclear alarm, India already has nuclear capability (and can launch a satellite into orbit (2+2 = ?) ) besides there are many other civilian applications on parallel computing .. ever heard of weather prediction (farming and fishing happen to be the largest industry in India and weather prediction is critical for these industries) Now i am not going to make a big list of all the applications of parallel computing but developing nuclear weapon is just one among the vast number of critical applications. Hell even the cows in india need the supercomputing power (they're the ones plowing the farms ;-)

Re:India : Some Facts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115557)

Can't they just open a casino on one of their reservations?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3115551)

Won't they need a power grid first?

Named the "I-Grid" (I is for 'Information' silly ! (1)

ZaneMcAuley (266747) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115578)

And there i was thinking I stood for Idiot, the Idiot-Grid :D Glad u cleared that up.

I hope none of the fiber goes thru Kashmir (2)

LM741N (258038) | more than 12 years ago | (#3115582)

Or they are going to have lots of network downtime.
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