Under HP's new bid-for-compute-time scheme (known as Tycoon) which, for all intents and purposes turns MIPs (millions of instructions per second) into a commodity, perhaps compute power from the company should be listed on Chicago's Mercantile Exchange along with cattle and pork bellies. Or maybe HP CEO Carly Fiorina should drop a line to eBay CEO Meg Whitman to facilitate the bidding.
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