The act of failing to follow-through on the deployment of a very large and expensive supercomputer, potentially due to insufficient budgeting and technical review.

The term is a reference to IBM's withdrawal from the NSF/UIUC/NCSA contract to build the Blue Waters supercomputer due to the excessive cost of the final design relative to the contract value.
We better make sure that the machine we try to buy can actually be built for that price, otherwise we'll get BlueWatered.
by BigNerd February 18, 2014

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The act of failing to follow-through on the deployment of a very large and expensive supercomputer, potentially due to insufficient budgeting and technical review.

The term is a reference to IBM's withdrawal from the NSF/UIUC/NCSA contract to build the Blue Waters supercomputer due to the excessive cost of the final design relative to the contract value.
We better make sure that the machine we try to buy can actually be built for that price, otherwise we'll get BlueWatered.
by BigNerd February 18, 2014

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

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The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

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The Urban Dictionary Mug

Your favorite word on a white mug.

Create a mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Soft and offensive. Just like you.

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The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton).

Buy the t-shirt