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But it does not stop there. While everybody else is looking ahead to the first Petaflop/s systems, perhaps next year, Steve Chen is already one step further. His new design, called theTHIRD-BRAINis an architecture far beyond the Petaflop/s system. Emulating and augmenting the real Human Brain, the design draws from a number of disciplines and incorporates this in an innovative approach.
In parallel to designing Supercomputers, Steve Chen is also very active in developing leading-edge applications in China. He is working on a project of putting many HPC systems in the different Chinese states and linking them together as a large and highly efficientIntegral Utility Supercomputing Grid (IUGS) or Integral Grid. The Grid Supercomputers will be made available as a commercial service on the Internet, allowing highly productive, real-time, interactive and collaborative enterprise or personal applications in science, engineering, commerce, telecommunication, healthcare, education, media, financial and logistics. The pervasive use of Grid Supercomputers could bring China to the forefront of Supercomputer applications in five years from now.
Originally posted by Sri Oracle
I could see how being an "ATS field agent" could quickly be interpreted as international SPY.
Originally posted by LaChoy
take pictures of their military bases so then we can see how we would match up if we went to war with them
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Also, you could try to falsely buy organs and record the whole thing in secret...
Rules for The Practicing Alchemist
1. He should be descreet and silent, revealing to no one the result of his operations.
2. He should reside in a private house in an isolated situation.
3. He should choose his days and hours for labor with descretion.
4. He should have patience, diligence and perseverance.
5. He should perform according to fixed rules.
6. He should use only vessels of glass or glazed earthenware.
7. He should be sufficiently rich to bear the expenses of his art.
8. He should avoid having anything to do with princes and noblemen.
Albertus Magnus (1193-1280)
Originally posted by antar
Terapin, I think you have a great idea there are a few things I would like to know about the people
1. What kind of family values do they have.
2. What are their religious practices.
3. How is their educational system?
4. How are women treated in the workplace?
5.Chinese medicine, do they really use it or do they prefer-er practical medicine.
6. What is their vision of 2012 and the Mayan prophecies, and do they have any such prophecies stemming from their own culture?
7. How do they view Americans in general?
8. What is the average age of marriage?
9. What are the common foods and medicines they use.
10. What are the latest fashion trends and how much do the fashions cost?
11. What is TV like there and how much do they watch on the average?
12. What is entertainment like and what kind of music do they enjoy?
13. How common are UFO sightings and what percentage of people believe in their existence?
14. Where is the average technology compared to us here?
15. What are their homes like?
16. OK I will stop here...