@ida hmm would have found the black hole faster with gentoo
@mal @Frinkeldoodle @aurelia @ida idk what kind of infrastructure they have to do the black hole maths but i mean if they're rolling their own to crunch the numbers putting the OS in it is part of deployment and if they indeed wanted to use gentoo they'd probably do a chroot compile or something then image out the setup
im sure they have fancier workstations than i have anyway, and it takes a couple of minutes to compile the kernel and the worst things ive had to compile is like a half hour each for rust and firefox
I mean generally they *don't* use workstations for non-trivial amounts data in scientific computing
but what they do use are very specialized architecture HPC systems that you can't just say "oh well I want to use this to compile shit" *even if* you were allowed to try
I'm not an expert on compile farms but I've done stuff in HPC in general and it's not just a server farm your can hand over arbitrary computation to
@ida The joke is subtle. Took me a minute to see it.
@djmoch i mean, its not subtle at all, but okay
@djmoch the most sublte thing is just what's written on the chalk/white boards
@ida Confession: I hadn't seen the original until just now, and I had no idea what I was looking at. Subtle is no longer a word I would use to describe this.
@ida The chalk board seems pretty subtle to me, but I’m just a guy
@ida this is why I come back to the fedi after a week of being mostly offline