You young people going to let… October 10, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in computers.
This came a cross the large mailing list we use here at DZERO to discuss our 1000 machine compute cluster. It was having some problems: one bad node was swallowing all the jobs (aka a black hole). A reply was sent with links to monitor tools so the folks complaining could figure out what was going wrong. The universal response from other users was “uh, I have no idea what this means.” To which the original poster wrote back, a little frustrated:
And by the way, I’m not a Fermilab employee, I’m not even just a professor, I’m a Dean. You young people going to let a frigging Dean know more about your computing systems than you do?