IBM wants to run the entire internet on one computer.

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    http://www.dailytech.com/IBM+Proposes+One+Computer+to+Run+Entire+Internet/article10612.htm
     
  2. MacHipster macrumors 6502

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    "They'll never make it. Heh, progress."

    Sorry, I have Carousel of Progress on the mind.:D
     
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    Neat idea. But it won't fly. The key to the Internet is redundancy. Putting everything in one place/system would not be a good concept.

    While it sounds impressive, imagine it being 50 years ago (1957) and describing what we have today. I hope that I am lucky enough to be alive 50 years from now to see what computers have evolved into. :)
     
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    Why does this remind me of the Apple 1984 commercial.



    Oh, because it is IBM.
     
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    maybe they should just start small, and run all the non-porn websites on one computer. That'd run on just an XServe, I reckon.

    But seriously, a computer that big would need it's own dedicated nuclear power station to supply it with enough power to run. Who's going to pay for the power?

    It just makes it a lot easier having a delocalised internet.
     
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    I would have thought IBM would have learnt from the failed computer utilities of the late 1960's and early 1970's. I doubt this will catch on this time either.
     
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    folding at home anyone. That would scream to the top.

    Not really sure that it would be good for the internet beucase if you look at recent news where a major pipeline was cut by accident what happens if that was the whole internet.
     
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    That's because IBM doesn't know what they're talking about.


    We should ask the man who started it all -- Al Gore -- what we should do.
     
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    ^^ Great quote! :D

    Distribution of assets is key to the Internet.

    Plus it is expanding too quickly for one organization to try and control, let alone serve it.
     
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    the real question is...









    ...is it any good for playing quake? and will Crysis still struggle on it?



    sorry but somone had to!
     
  12. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think they want to *run* the internet on one computer, just have the ability to state that they have a Super Computer that *can* run the internet on one computer.


    This is PR for their next or current (I don't keep up) Super Computer. They are marketing how cool their SC's are by saying they want to run the internet on one computer (Super Computer). Its just marketing people, move along.
     
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    I doubt it can run Crysis on Very High. :D

    And 32PB will only hold 5% of the internet, if you include all the pornography.
     

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