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    "Dude... you remembered to set the pain buffer on these zombies before you compiled, right?"

    "Uhhhh.... yeah. EXIT! EXIT!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    What do they base that on, given that they needed liquid helium to get this to run at half that speed?
    "At room temperature the experimental chips still managed to outperform standard silicon chips, running at about 350 billion calculations per second."
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    Great, more power for MS to waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba
    Great, more power for MS to waste.
    Well with Bill Gates stepping down in a few years, maybe they will get somebody in there that could turn MS in a new direction. A far-fetched hope at best but still a thought.
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    You can not use it untill you have the support chips that run at that speed.

    So what would you do with a machine that could run at 1 Thz? Meow!

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    So what would you do with a machine that could run at 1 Thz? Meow!
    It's just an impressive way of proving that silicon isn't the fastest material they can use in a chip.

    No, but seriously. The idea is that they can use this to speed up mobile phones, PDAs, etc with this new breakthrough. As for a 1 Thz machine? I think those researchers need to work on hard drive speed now.

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    I would sell it and buy meself a nice house with a swimming pool in southern Spain.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Oh, 500GHz, that's nice:
    1) Is it economically doable? If it the price is as big as the speed, it won't sell.
    2) Are we going to be spending 70% of the cycles waiting on I/O? Hard drives, or worse, RAM? Or are we limited to the speed of the RAM except in the innermost loops of programs?

    And why PDAs? The little thing that I pull out to take a few quick notes in? I'd rather have it in my desktop to crunch away at math problems (or CBoard contests ) or to compile programs faster. Plus my desktop has >100GB of storage behind it... my PDA has... 0.5GB?
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    And why PDAs? The little thing that I pull out to take a few quick notes in?
    You'd be surprised. It's quite frustrating how slow they can be sometimes, even with their 624Mhz CPU's. Especially if you're trying to play Quake on them. Anyway, 'compile programs faster' applies to PPC's too. Did you know there's at least 2 gcc ports for ARM? And, wouldn't it be cool if you could have a PPC *on* your desktop, to crunch away at math problems like a calculator on crack, instead of having to go home and turn on your computer to get the same result?

    Plus my desktop has >100GB of storage behind it... my PDA has... 0.5GB?
    Pfft. When the age of the All-Pervading Network arrives, all storage will become as one, and we will turn to higher matters instead. [/mystic]
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    Isn't the all-pervading network the internet? We are all connected to it, while the internet is nothing more than a loosely associated pile of text files and other stuff. While we can still store things on our computers, that seems to be completely a choice. So I vote that the internet is probably the closest thing to doing this.

    edit: But I'm hijacking this thread. Sorry.
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    >Isn't the all-pervading network the internet?
    >>... that seems to be completely a choice.
    And therein lies the rub... *bwahhahahaa!!!!* [/psychotic]

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    mm, yeah. I should stop hijacking too.
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    while the internet is nothing more than a loosely associated pile of text files and other stuff.
    not any more. you have to join this or that to get those files or progs. or you have to be over a certn age to be able to jooin. no more info that is not regulated. not talking drugs or alcohol just info and progs. the net is almost ruined.

    speed vs cost

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    I feel like I just read the sequel to "Fitter Happier", except that it sucked and made even less sense.

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    even if you had the fastest pc at 1thz you still are limited by your connection. i think that is the problem with slow pdas.

    how about drive space? the faster it can r/w the more space. more speed more space.

    90 nop is not power<sortof>.... power == it has to be doing something.

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    Please, stop.

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