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To put the computer's speed in perspective, it has roughly the computing power of 100,000 of today's most powerful laptops stacked 1.5 miles high,
To put the processing power in perspective, Thomas P. D’Agostino of the National Nuclear Security Administration said that if all 6 billion people on Earth entered calculations on a calculator for 24 hours a day, seven days per week it would take 46 years to do what Roadrunner can do in one day.
Originally posted by Quantum_Squirrel
I don't know whats more scary ..
The fact that its built to test a weapon of horror, or the fact that we may just have built Skynet.. wait until one of these things is looking after the nuclear nursery.
DEVICES capable of reproducing themselves came one step closer to reality this week as a 3D printer - assembled from parts made by an identical 3D printer - went on display at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. The replica can in turn print the parts needed to build another copy, and so on.
Machine makes machine in it's own image!
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Originally posted by mybigunit
Heres a dumb question but whats the big deal about really fast computers Ok so they will make for better video games No really I hear everyone say there are no limits. Does this mean we can make space ships and by using DNA making robotic humans fill me in on some examples of what the point is of these super fast computers.