doctorow at July 1st, 2014 18:01 — #1
brainspore at July 1st, 2014 18:24 — #2
This location will be super convenient for the machine-worshipping tribespeople of the post-apocalyptic future.
wirrbeltier at July 1st, 2014 18:46 — #3
I imagine the sysadmins have servoskulls humming along them and constantly mutter about "the machine spirit". Let's just hope they can keep the more nasty elements of the Warhammer 40k universe at bay.
chesterfield at July 1st, 2014 19:28 — #4
albill at July 1st, 2014 20:09 — #5
edthehippie at July 1st, 2014 20:13 — #6
and the machine said " 42 "
smashmartian at July 1st, 2014 20:19 — #7
amstrad at July 1st, 2014 20:43 — #8
That picture makes the supercomputer's name seem especially apt.
kmoser at July 2nd, 2014 11:10 — #9
The sysadmins really are High Priests!
jorpho at July 2nd, 2014 13:26 — #10
"Deconsecrate". Now there's a verb you don't hear very often. How exactly does that work..?
retepslluerb at July 2nd, 2014 13:56 — #11
Is this a serious question?
It's the reverse of a consecration. Priests remove the magic spells they formely put on a building, so non-believers can enter and make use of it without angering their gods.
Would you buy a building to install a supercomputer if you constantly had to be afraid that someone would turn the coolant fluid into blood or send a plage of bugs?
hmsgoose at July 2nd, 2014 14:02 — #12
Father, Son and The Holy Ghost in the Shell...
potato at July 2nd, 2014 19:49 — #13
I actually had seen this exact location before in the latest Splinter Cell. It's visible starting at 6:40 in this video http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K7azMoCgMis
sdmikev at July 3rd, 2014 10:27 — #14
This is really neat looking, but still doesn't beat the coolest thing I've ever seen - the Supernap data center(s) in Vegas.
We got a private tour while in town for HP Discover a couple years ago because a division of the company where I work has a cage there. It's unreal. The thing that made me the happiest though - no damn raised floors. All the racks are bolted to reinforced concrete and everything is overhead.
The cooling and power technology there alone, though, is something to behold.
daen_de_leon at July 3rd, 2014 15:03 — #15
Bad precedent. When that supercomputer achieves consciousness, it'll take one look around it and assume that it's the Pope.
brainspore at July 3rd, 2014 15:07 — #16
You're thinking small.
"Is there a God?"
There is now.
daen_de_leon at July 3rd, 2014 15:37 — #17
Well played; well played.
jerwin at July 3rd, 2014 16:21 — #18
I think they also remove the religious iconography. the current tenants can't be accused of desecrating a site, because the building isn't considered sacred by those with anything to say about it. And the church gets to sell off a building and put the monies to better use.
jerwin at July 3rd, 2014 16:23 — #19
Raised floors are considered obsolete, but I don't recall why. Luckily for you, I don't design data centers, so my vague recollections can't hurt you.
doctorow at July 6th, 2014 18:01 — #20
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