[SpaceProgram] Article: Why We Need a Supercomputer on the Moon

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Wed Oct 3 02:02:40 CEST 2012

Couple that with an observatory on lunar far side and you have my vote.

Hell I'd build the thing for you.

On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Alex <alexcg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Putting supercomputer on moon is way beyond our budget and not likely to be
> one of our goals, but interesting idea nonetheless. A lot of work to do on
> infrastructure tech first, which could have many wider applications
> Quote:
> In fact, Chang isn’t the first person to propose putting a big data
> processing facility on the moon. Back in 2004, researchers at Space Systems
> Loral described something called the Lunar Data Cache — an extraterrestrial
> backup system that would keep businesses online in the event of a Sept. 11,
> 2001-type terrorist strike somewhere on Earth. The Loral proposal also
> described a few way-out moneymaking ideas such as lunar rover-deployed
> billboards, robotic rock-heaving contests, robot wresting, and rover races
> piloted by NASCAR drivers.
> Clearly, the business of dreaming up supercomputers in space is not for
> those who think small.
> Why We Need a Supercomputer on the Moon
> http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/10/supercomputer-moon/
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