Teragrid’07 keynote: “Keep on pushing the envelope.”

As reported in HPC Wire, the keynote topic at TeraGrid ’07 was cyberinfrastructure, but the talk was really about people:
“In allocating the scarce resources of taxpayer dollars, said Anita Jones, it’s important to remember that “you can’t shoehorn knowledge and experience into people.” People expertise is what matters most. After that is software. These two are the first priorities to consider when managing how you invest in hardware. “When lead scientists have funds to hire the next post-doc,” she said, “in almost every case they hire a discipline scientist. This is often a mistake, because you have less than first-class knowledge about how to do the computation.”” Full Story

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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