Intel Chip: 1,000,000,000,000 calculations per second.

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Intel has created a chip that can perform 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) calculations per second. In 1996, to perform the same amount of calculations, it took 72 cabinets of servers to achieve the same feat. Human ingenuity at its finest!

    Sorry if this has been posted already. I did a quick search of the forums via the search bar and I got no hits... If a thread has already been made about this, then go ahead and delete this post.
     
  2. szolr macrumors 6502

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    Impressive. When do you suppose it'll be mainstream enough to feature in Macs? ;)
     
  3. Huntn macrumors G4

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    1000's of parallel processors? My understanding is that the Ghz speed of current technology chips caps out around 3Ghz due to heat, and the only way to increase this is by adding parallel processing. (I did not read the link.)
     
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  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Perhaps when the Military is finished with it?? ;)
     
  6. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    I'll go out on a limb and say that everyone is over that joke now.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Everyone has been over that for years now.
     
  8. Shrink macrumors demi-god

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    While I don't claim to fully understand it - isn't this an example of Moore's Law. If so, wouldn't Moore's Law predict that in 11/2 or 2 years that number should go to 2 trillion calculations per second?!:eek: :D
     
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  10. Bonch macrumors 6502

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    It will probably be used in a G5 Apple Macintosh. :p
     

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