A[VOID] Non-Nomadic Lowlife Codehackers [Was: One for Keith]

I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory. (BAISLEY@fndcd.fnal.gov)
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 15:56:25 -0500

> (Hmm. I just checked, and couldn't find it online - just
> a Bibtex reference. If you want, let me know and I'll email
> you the .ps file).

Ooh, ooh, me too, please. I have a cargo-777-load of catching up to do (like
reading all the 'back-issue' of Disturbed-Objects), and I'd like to add that
to my pile.

Why, you ask? Partly because of a general interest in ideas which might be
helpful for the Lab's next collider run, which starts in early 2000. Run II,
as it's called, is expected to produce about 1 Petabyte (a million Gigabytes)
of data, and grinding through that much junk (to say nothing of storing it) is
no ordinary task. There's an OO-based experiment at UT called CLEO/NILE, but
there's no guarantee it would scale to our size. We expect a peak throughput
of about 350 MBytes per second from the robotic tape system to the analysis
systems. Nothing that a half-dozen Gigabit ethernets couldn't handle, I

But, general interests aside, the more personal interest is that, effective 3
weeks hence, I'm moving back into the software side of things, after having
done system administration/design/troubleshooting for the last decade. Yay!
I might even have to delurk eventually.

BTW, I haven't seen Matt's latest RSVPs for the IETF Lab tour on August 23rd.
There were ~15 yesses as of Friday, no FoRKers. Only name I recognized was
Donald Eastlake's.

void << Cheers++,