Set up numerous government committees in the dept for administrative affairs to be concerned about the lack of supercomputers, or spend the money on buying actual supercomputers?
A report from the Government Office for Science has proposed the formation of an in-house team dedicated to large-scale computing, as it bemoans the nation's weak standing in the international supercomputing sector and makes a series of recommendations for improving matters. "This report sets out the building blocks required …
A report from the Government Office for Science … as it bemoans the nation's weak standing in the international supercomputing sector and makes a series of recommendations for improving matters.
Have supercomputers replaced nuclear arsenals as the politicians' strap-on penis of choice while I wasn't looking?
I haven't read the report yet, but I'd be surprised if there's anything new in it. Dominic Tildesley wrote a report in 2011 (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32499/12-517-strategic-vision-for-uk-e-infrastructure.pdf) and I expect a lot of the same messages. But it called for a coordinated and consistent approach to e-Infrastructure, rather than a "government team" and the latter sounds dreadful at first thought.
A "government team" - - the kiss of death to any IT foray, in my early days in the 70s I witnessed the development by a team of PFYs using Cobol create an industrial payment application, weekly pay. Unfortunately it took about a month to run on the latest of ICL's 1904E's - Arrogant bunch of twits!
Heaven help us all if Crapita is selected to assist, as ex-Army I choked when they were appointed for the recruitment task.