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Commute, pollute, then relax

I'm currently at the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) building in Diliman, Quezon City where the ASTI cluster I had been using is hosted. I am currently waiting for one of my tests to finish (Parallel GA for solving the ATSP), and wishing I could be here more often (without the hassle of a commute and the pollution). Aside from that, I'm waiting for the approval of a network switch to replace the hub currently being utilized by the cluster -- so that I could finally confirm one of my hypotheses regarding the networking hardware and its effect on the performance of the ASTI cluster.

I am also looking at a very nice place to work in -- even if I know that the pay is not that competitive. I would like to keep working with this cluster and implement more projects on this -- even if I have to do it remotely. I just hope the ASTI would be more supportive as more and more people like me find the need to use the cluster for a plethora of different purposes. I am also contemplating on finding research grants or even projects related to High Performance Computing (HPC) while I am finishing up my BS Computer Science degree. I'm already shifting to high gear with my thesis manuscript writing so that I could finally start distributing copies in electronic format.

Right now this place is starting to grow into me... The more I stay here, the more I feel that I'm going to be liking this place. I feel like this is a place where I could really spend my time (overtime, in no time) even if I were just here to use the cluster. Now I'm seriously considering the thought of an inter-department project between the DOST and the DENR (or maybe PAGASA) regarding a HPC based GIS, or maybe (I just wish) a weather analysis/modeling application. Might be big bucks, but I know I couldn't do it alone. Good thing I have friends who are a LOT better than I am, also looking for things to do in their lives.

I hope things get better as time goes by.

Chill...

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  1. There's a cluster in ASTI? Hmm.. maybe its on the 3rd floor. You're right, the place can grow on you. I miss going there... :|

    -cha

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