John Oliver Senior System Architect, Intel
Well, look at the International Space Station. I helped with that design. It has positioning issues. There's thermal radiation issues. There's life support systems. There are communication aspects to it. High reliability, high predictability capability, is important for an application like that to keep the system up and alive. Anything outside of that would be frivolous and a waste of time.
With a ubiquitous computer you want to cover as much frivolous stuff as possible, right? You're trying to reach as broad a market as possible. It doesn't lend itself well in an environment where you're just trying to keep a space station up there and keep the occupants of that station alive.
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