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I put the motor back into Wally on Saturday and was up and running Sunday. I went with the 1641 cc Pistons and Cylinders. Everything seems to be working okay so far. I have a pretty wicked flat spot in the acceleration curve and it doesn’t like to idle quite right at under 1000 rpms or so. So, I still have some tweaking and tuning to do, but it runs!

It’s Alive!!!!

Pictures of the final motor installed will be updated later. I’m still having issues with permissions and the like since the database crash and as such can’t get pictures to post correctly. Will dig into it and fix soon.

It seems that the board running Super Computing 2009 this year has lost their bloody minds and will be having the head preacher of Eco Zealots as the keynote speaker. Yep, good ole Al Gore-acle will be giving the keynote speech.

Can you hear the disgust in my writing? They are going to turn a great HPC/Supercomputing event into a three ringed political circus with Eco Zealots jumping for joy.

I’ve attended the last 4 Supercomputing conferences. It’s a great place to go and meet old colleagues, learn about new technology, and meet new people doing what  I do. This year though, I might just do something else and hope next years conference will be back to what it should be. A conference on the fastest computers in the world and the people who make it possible.

Anyone out there have a suggestion for a better conference to attend this year? SC09 will be skipped.

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