Powerful XK6 Pushes 50 Petaflops of Processing Power

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NerdNurse

Way to name drop Dorf Fort. I figure with 50 Petaflops you'd be able to not only generate a random world, but a random solar system complete with orbital variances, multiple asteroid belts, and a recurring comet that would have crazy portents about it. Of course, you'd have to mine your world to build an orbital platform complete with space elevator; eventually mining the planets out into a massive system-wide omnistructure...

I'd play Dwarfson Sphere. Hell yeah.

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Tiak

Is it wrong that all I want to do is set one up to Folding@home?

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darkstorm977

is that faster then the human brain working at 100 % yet?

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Brad Chacos

You can't even imagine the human brain working at 100%... unless you've seen Darren Aronofsky's "Pi", I guess. In any case, it's scary.

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AndrewEgel

Just to add to the "great-ness" of a flop - flop means floating point operation (fractions, decimals, etc), which takes much longer to do (on a CPU/GPU) over integer operations (whole numbers) on the binary level. So getting that high on the flop scale really is a giant acievement in enginnering.

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