Monday Jan 12, 2009

Bay Area Model

After nearly 10 years of living in the Bay Area, we visited the Bay Area Model in Sausilito. The model is of the water flow in the San Francisco Bay, and surrounding areas. Construction was started in 1956 as part of a feasibility study for building a dam. Based on the modelling work they decided not to build the dam, but the model grew until 2000 when it was replaced by computer models.

I had imagined that it would be table-sized, or perhaps the size of a room. It's not. It's much larger, as you can see in the pictures. We ended up spending about an hour there, we could probably have stayed longer reading more details.

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Darryl Gove is a senior engineer in the Solaris Studio team, working on optimising applications and benchmarks for current and future processors. He is also the author of the books:
Multicore Application Programming
Solaris Application Programming
The Developer's Edge

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