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    World's fastest supercomputer

    For the fourth straight time, the BlueGene/L System development by IBM installed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif,
    claimed the No. 1 Spot

    The BlueGene/L reached a Linpack benchmark performance of 280.6 TFlop/s (“teraflops” or trillions of calculations per second).



    IBM’s BlueGene covers an area the size of two basketball courts and is used by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program to help ensure the safety and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile without real-world testing. Delivery of the BlueGene from IBM facilities in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California required 28 tractor trailer trucks! It uses enough electricity to power a small town.
    Another Fact in relation:


    The highly portable human brain is only the weight of a couple of potatoes. Yet it has a 100 billion cells each possessing thousands of dendritic synapses. Counting all of the dendritic/synaptic connections (10,000 per cell) these nerve cells can fire, according to some neurobiologists, more than 5 million times per second. This equals 50,000 trillion cell to cell communication events per second!


    Your necktop computer /brain/ is more than a million times faster than BlueGene. Sounds awesome, but it is estimated that AI will surpass human intellegence by 2020, very scary stuff.

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    That was very interesting to read, especially the fact about AI surpassing human intelligence by 2020. It is very exciting indeed.

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    280.6 TFlop/s, hmmm I'm only on 180 TFlop/s. Better get some more practice in

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    What if the world ends?
    We run out of gas?
    The sun goes out?
    The world floods?

    Haha everuthing they tell you..
    Pff Media sucks..

    That was interesting..
    I personally don't think hunans can surpass techonology, in intellegence..
    After all it's AI..
    It can be as smart as anyone wants it too...

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