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    IBM's new supercomputer - 1 petaflop speed

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/09/07/i...eut/index.html

    1,000 trillion calculations per second? Yikes!!! I can't even fathom that.

    And of course they are running it on Redhat Linux.
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    i also read about this in uk's Zoo magazine, has the power of 10,000 Sony Playstation 3' which can perform 256 billion calculations per second, that is one powerfull computer!

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    I'm not sure if this was any help, but I hope it didn't make you stupider.

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    so has it figured out the meaning of life yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aradon View Post
    so has it figured out the meaning of life yet?
    No but I bet it has no problem running solitaire.
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    cool i want one i wonder if they could get it small enough to use as a personal pc?

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    I don't think I could handle using a computer that advanced as a PC. I wouldn't be able to keep up with it's 1337ness. It would always be one step ahead of whatever you are about to do.

    You go to turn on your computer, but realize that while you were taking your morning wizz, the computer already loaded the OS, and filed all your reports for you.

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    Thank God is running Linux, with Windows it would probably be a supercomputer running 1trillion errors per second
    Last edited by daniel_g; 10-09-2006 at 06:36 AM.

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    1000 trillion calculations per second? it prorobly has figured out the answer to everything but has decided that we don't deserve to know the answers. well, if i had a computer like that, i would like tell it to something useful...like delete internet explorer, or send bill gates 1000 trillion spam emails.


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