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  • What about a quantum computer, such as Google's D-Wave?

    Quantum computers are great but they aren't for processing power. Things like the Titan or the Tianhe-2 are still more powerful.

  • Modern super computers, I meant. Try shrinking the Titan into your fist >.>
    Which, by the way sinaj, is much better at calculating than your brain is, and even then, your brain certainly isn't "micro".


    Actually, I meant my Smartphone! It could have sent 2 missions to the moon at once, if you would replace Android with something with something more efficent.


  • Actually, I meant my Smartphone! It could have sent 2 missions to the moon at once, if you would replace Android with something with something more efficent.

    Hardly a super computer for todays standards (especially since the moon missions needed very small amounts of calculation). I obviously wasn't talking about things like the cray-1, but more like Taihne-2 (at least 1 petaFLOP/s):

    this bad boy can do around 33 petaFLOP/s, or 33 quadrillion floating point operations (33,000,000,000,000,000 FLOP/s)
    Your phone can probably do maybe 20 billion FLOP/s (20,000,000,000 FLOP/s)
    Big difference, eh?

  • Hardly a super computer for todays standards (especially since the moon missions needed very small amounts of calculation). I obviously wasn't talking about things like the cray-1, but more like Taihne-2 (at least 1 petaFLOP/s):

    this bad boy can do around 33 petaFLOP/s, or 33 quadrillion floating point operations (33,000,000,000,000,000 FLOP/s)
    Your phone can probably do maybe 20 billion FLOP/s (20,000,000,000 FLOP/s)
    Big difference, eh?


    If you look at it from a really great scale both are pretty much the same!

  • What about a quantum computer, such as Google's D-Wave?

    Quantum computers are hypothesized to be good at tiny fraction of some tasks. For daily computations they are awfully sucky.

    Hardly a super computer for todays standards (especially since the moon missions needed very small amounts of calculation). I obviously wasn't talking about things like the cray-1, but more like Taihne-2 (at least 1 petaFLOP/s):


    this bad boy can do around 33 petaFLOP/s, or 33 quadrillion floating point operations (33,000,000,000,000,000 FLOP/s)
    Your phone can probably do maybe 20 billion FLOP/s (20,000,000,000 FLOP/s)
    Big difference, eh?

    Now let's compare them in terms of (FLOP/s)/W ;)

  • Quantum computers are hypothesized to be good at tiny fraction of some tasks. For daily computations they are awfully sucky.

    Now let's compare them in terms of (FLOP/s)/W ;)

    The Taihne-2 runs at 1.875 gigaFLOP/s per watt (in total running at ~17.6 MW), and using 20 gigaFLOP/s (estimate phone processing power) at roughly 40 watts (average phone power usage), runs at 0.5 gigaFLOP/s per watt, so the Taihne-2 is more efficient.


    Quantum computers are more for security, passing data between other computers, than for actually calculating. That is up to a more powerful closed system computer.

  • The Taihne-2 runs at 1.875 gigaFLOP/s per watt (in total running at ~17.6 MW), and using 20 gigaFLOP/s (estimate phone processing power) at roughly 40 watts (average phone power usage), runs at 0.5 gigaFLOP/s per watt, so the Taihne-2 is more efficient.


    Hm, are you sure you calculated it right? I got ~0.5GF/W for Tianhe as well.


  • Hm, are you sure you calculated it right? I got ~0.5GF/W for Tianhe as well.

    33,000,000,000,000,000FLOP/s / 17,600,000W = 1,875,000,000 FLOP/s/W = 1.875 GFLOP/s/W


    Is this sound?

  • Is placing another user and house in a reinforced glass atrium with a small farm, a tree, nothing above wood tools, and 2 layers of dirt mean?

  • Holy crap...
    I just finished HL2Ep2...


    wow...
    That ending too...
    I can see why some people say it is the best game series ever. It was fantastic.
    All I have to say.

  • Holy crap...
    I just finished HL2Ep2...


    wow...
    That ending too...
    I can see why some people say it is the best game series ever. It was fantastic.
    All I have to say.


    WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE!?!?
    The game was going so well, and then BAM!


    Definitely my favourite series of all time, just from that moment.

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    WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE!?!?
    The game was going so well, and then BAM!


    Gabe Newell is the George R.R. Martin of video games...

    Would anyone like to try a Slowpoke Tail?! Only 1 Million Yen!


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    this isn't about arrogance or ego, I have a block that I put a lot of freaking work into


    Every Mod Author, in existence. And yet, you STILL say otherwise.