The paper seems to represent more of an evolutionary rather than revolutionary approach, but suffers from some unfortunate hand-waving, particularly in their attempt to negate the real cost of memory->PCIe transfers (to their credit, at least they call out that latency), their unwillingness to perform comparisons on like-to-like base hardware, and their rather odd choice of front-end environment. Coupled with their odd price-performance metric, I suspect that Nvidia marketing got way up in Gatech's business on this. My suspicion is that there are real use cases where SIMD processing is going to substantially speedup relational database performance on easily partitioned datasets, but as more vectorization effort is placed on main CPU, the advantages of kicking off to coprocessor will eventually go the way of the 387.
From the cited article:
"Salem-1 shut early Tuesday morning "when four of the station's six circulating water pumps were no longer available due to weather impacts from Hurricane Sandy," the company said in a statement that day.
Waves hit the plant's circulating water building, requiring the shutdown, PSEG Nuclear chairman and CEO Ralph Izzo said during a press teleconference Wednesday morning. One of five pumps has been repaired, and the other four are expected to be repaired Wednesday, Izzo said. He did not say when Salem-1 is expected to return to service."
You were called on the floor as being sociopathic, almost certainly for this: "fuck it, you know what, I don't care anymore. Enough of trying to do good for others, I'm doing this for *me* and the rest of the world can go fuck itself."
You rebut: "I'm in this life for ME now." It would appear that your self-description certainly fits the dictionary definition, if not the DSM-IV. If you're "sick of doing for others", then you never really were in it for doing for others, you were in it for, as you say, yourself.
Now it's all just a horrible mess, and search results are once against mostly crap, I contend through detestable SEO efforts.
Unrelated to anything you or anyone else said, I'd prefer a feature that didn't enable comments posting or moderation unless you read the story...
Verizon Wireless' Surcharges and Other Charges & Credits