Re: Advice on responding to Twitter DM


Neal Caidin
 

Thanks Derek. I responded that it was out of scope, that I was the non-techie (which is relative, of course) human monitoring the account, and asked if they were aware of the OpenHPC mission. And I said here is something from one dev's perspective. What you wrote made perfect sense to me, btw.

Best,
Neal



On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 3:13 PM, Derek Simmel dsimmel@... wrote:

This is out of scope for OpenHPC, but the answer to the question, in my opinion, is:


"No, Bitcoin Mining is not Providing HPC Solutions. Bitcoin Mining is one specific application that could make use of HPC resources designed to accelerate it. HPC can be applied to thousands of different computational applications. "Providing HPC Solutions" implies the design, engineering and implementation of appropriate HPC systems to meet the needs of many/different computational applications. If you are only building HPC solutions for bitcoin mining, then that's what you should say."


- Derek


> On Jul 22, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Neal Caidin <ncaidin@...> wrote:

>

> Hello TSC folks,

>

> I was wondering if you could help me with a Twitter direct message that has been received by the OpenHPC twitter account (https://twitter.com/OpenHPCcomm) ?

>

> Received a direct message from - https://twitter.com/btcking555

>

> 'Dear OpenHPC, quick question: “is it correct and not misleading to refer to Bitcoin Mining as Providing HPC Solutions ?” Thank you in advance'

>

> My thinking is that this is out of OpenHPC's scope to comment on. Do you agree? How would you respond? Should we ignore?

>

> Thanks,

> Neal

>

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