Now that's cool

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    Now that's cool

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    The team believes it is possible to make chips run at 1,000 Ghz, or one Terahertz, at room temperature.
    What do they base that on, given that they needed liquid helium to get this to run at half that speed?

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    A chip like that gives us newbie coders a stack overflow in just a percentage of a second. It scares me.
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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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    Definately cool looking. Apparently with the advent of "good" manmade diamonds, they are looking to increase speed further by using diamond semi-conductors. Unfortunately they predict this will probably happen somewhere around 2012 or so...

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    Makes me want to major in engineering instead of computer science.
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    Computer Science advances with the technology in the same manner.

    Sure, 30 years down the road making a game like Doom might be equivalent to today's "Hello World" programs, but the real computer science will be utilizing the technology and producing things like Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and everything else you see on Star Trek.
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    Yeah, chips like that could automatically pilot a ship like the movie "Stealth". I want a computer with that chip. Super!!!!!!!
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    I just can't wait until we're running SkyNet on this baby.
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    zomg, Judgement Day is coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    I just can't wait until we're running SkyNet on this baby.
    I wonder if Miles Dyson had anything to do with that chip?
    Last edited by kermit; 06-21-2006 at 04:24 PM.

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    Lets not think about war with the machines here. I want peace with super computer. Yeah, PC games will be awsome
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    Oh yeah... Virtual Reality will be great.

    Horror games like Resident Evil will sell all of about 6 copies.
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    Lets not make the virtual reality so realistic that may cause people die from heart acttack when they play those horror games
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    I can't wait for VR gaming. Even if I'm 60 I'll still be in there.
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    I can see some sloppily made programs in the future "oh no man, don't worry, its not like it'll effect performance."

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