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Australians Look To SkyNet For SKA Telescope 59

angry tapir writes "Key players behind the Australian-New Zealand joint bid to host the $2.1 billion Square Kilometre Array radio telescope will launch a grid Cloud computing initiative by September with the aim of harvesting the computing and storage power of desktops worldwide."
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Australians Look To SkyNet For SKA Telescope

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  • by syousef (465911) on Wednesday May 25, 2011 @01:25AM (#36236446) Journal

    Can we quit the Skynet references? Please?

    We've had distributed computer networks for decades now. We've used them for scientific research for as long as we have had them. "Cloud" computing is just marketing nonsense. Not every distributed network is some global monster that's going to go sentient and send our killer robots. When so many stories mention the Terminator series, we all sound like pathetic geeky children with too much time on our hands and no sense of originality. Doubly so when it's in the title. Is there a new Terminator film or series just out or something?

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.