[SpaceProgram] Article: Why We Need a Supercomputer on the Moon
matt at nycresistor.com
Wed Oct 3 02:39:00 CEST 2012
Dream the dream. =P
On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 5:24 PM, Matt Johnson <railmeat at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Matt, I think an observatory on the far side of the moon is a great
> idea. It might be a bit big budget for SpaceGAMBIT though.
> Matt Johnson
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 5:02 PM, Matt Joyce <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:
>> 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
>>> 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
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