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June 10, 2006


My ankle has still been bugging me once and a while. I only notice it when I squat down to pick something up, for example, but I suspect it might get worse if I start running again. Last Saturday I rode along with the Saturday morning workout. I biked back and forth with water and food for the people running. Nobody actually needed anything, but it was nice to see some familiar faces and get out on a bike ride.

My third year seminar went well. I resolved some problems I had been having with a few calculations, and am working with my professor and our collaborators writing a paper that will include some of my results.

Right now, I am building a few new computers to help with our chemistry calculations at work. The one I am most excited about is a dual, dual core Opteron system (4 cores!) with 32GB of RAM. This should help us with some of the more complex calculations that we can't run right now. In addition, we are adding significant amounts of storage space to store the results of all our calculations.

I took this photo with my new camera. It is the box of hard drives I ordered, wrapped up in ESD bags. Twenty 300GB drives, that is 6TB of space! For the non-geeky people out there, this is equivalent to about 8600 CDs.