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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by CorvusCamenarum, Jun 22, 2006.
I think it would be more gangsta' if I call it the Petaflopsta instead. Is that okay? And god, that thing is a work of beauty.
That is one heck of a computer. If only its sole purpose was to run folding@home for team #3446!
Here is a pic of this bad boy in action-
I guess it's ok for email and surfing the web.....
Maybe do a little photo editing.
Just your typical grandmas PC.
Ya, it is definitely not up to spec for performing any intesive tasks.
"non-bonding interactions between atoms"
i wrote my grade 11 chemistry test today
what does this mean?
My guess is that they're going to take a bunch of simulated atoms in a simulated area and simulate them bouncing around, vibrating, running into each other, etc.
Things like coulomb and van Der Waals forces. They're interested in how proteins move and shape, and so they are interested in electromagnetic forces not of a sufficient intensity and short range to lead to a bond state change, but forces which act over a longer range and manipulate the shape and motion of the proteins. I think that's what's meant. Basically I think it means that you can make "weak field" approximations because you assume nothing gets so close or so intense as to cause bonding, and make some simplifications about the internal electromagnetic characteristics of the molecule....
But I think the more important question is...DOES IT MOO????
Yeah, but how fast does it run Quake?
And I love the J-List banner at the top.
The only truly important thing to know.
I guess that it would do alright.....
It makes a moo soooooo loud that you can hear it halfway around the world. In other words, it puts the MacBook to shame.
I wonder if it gets as hot as the Rev. A MBP.
Screw Quake, how fast does it do in Doom 3?
Slightly hotter I fear.
But if i drop it...will it break?
does it have Sudden Motion Sensors ....?
I sure hope so, it is in Japan where they have an earthquake every 5 seconds...
STILL not spec'd well enough to run Vistas 'aero' with any type of smoothness though.
Yes, but could it break a 128-bit disk image encryption
No, I suppose that it could not even do that.
Pah! Piece of scrap
I know, is there anything that this thing can do besides playing solitaire?
Probably pretty rubbish. It specialises in numberical stimulations of molecules bouncing around interacting with each other, and not on ray tracing or other graphics work. It's not a general purpose computer.
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Typically, it might have a smaller supercomputer used as the front end and to allocate resourses. The end user remotely logs onto that front end to load data and run stimulations, possibly through a black and white CLI. Systems like this often run on some flavour of Unix, and rarely have graphical interfaces as there are only a few users, who have all received decades of training...
A beowulf cluster of these, now that'd be something
Pretty cool. Another benchmark reached!
Wonder if it whines, moos or gets yellow stains?
It doesn't moo, it screams!
Lets see you pick it up first.
You all must remember, processor power only goes so far. What really matters is the video card in that thing.
I wonder if it has SLI... lol