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"... 2.5 thousand trillion floating point operations per second (petaflops)."

Now THAT'S cooking with Crisco! :surprised
 

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Just another piece of the puzzle on why the world is changing. It's not that we are getting dumber, lazier, or any less ambitious. It's that the rest of the world is catching up and is also ambitious. I think we have been complacent about our standing in the world while the rest of the world has been passing us by. If we do not get a generation or two of young people to train in the hard sciences and technology, we will be left on the technological trashheap of history. Anybody else notice what cultural background most Valedictorians are in American high schools? Why can't we train ALL of our kids to aspire to excellence?
 

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Just another piece of the puzzle on why the world is changing. It's not that we are getting dumber, lazier, or any less ambitious. It's that the rest of the world is catching up and is also ambitious. I think we have been complacent about our standing in the world while the rest of the world has been passing us by. If we do not get a generation or two of young people to train in the hard sciences and technology, we will be left on the technological trashheap of history. Anybody else notice what cultural background most Valedictorians are in American high schools? Why can't we train ALL of our kids to aspire to excellence?
Because they'd rather watch Jersey Shore or play video games.

The United States' time of prosperity and global dominance has past. The baby boomer generation threw it away and didn't raise the offspring to continue it. Other countries have more drive than we do. As a society, we promote mediocraty and are headed toward idiocracy.
 

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I have no idea what the **** that article was talking about..petaflops sounds like a bunch of geek sex terms.

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And the Chi-Coms did it with our own stuff.
 

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I saw a video a while back of the Chinese first test atomic blast back in the 50's. They had hundreds of soldiers with dark eyewear poised a few miles away and set to move toward the blast when it went off in some sort of wargame. The Chinese were all either on foot or on horseback. They have come a long way and are determined to keep going.
 

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That's all fine and good... but can it play Medal of honor ?
 

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Just another piece of the puzzle on why the world is changing. It's not that we are getting dumber, lazier, or any less ambitious. It's that the rest of the world is catching up and is also ambitious. I think we have been complacent about our standing in the world while the rest of the world has been passing us by. If we do not get a generation or two of young people to train in the hard sciences and technology, we will be left on the technological trashheap of history. Anybody else notice what cultural background most Valedictorians are in American high schools? Why can't we train ALL of our kids to aspire to excellence?

No it's because they've stolen our technologie

Or we have givin it to them

Thanks to your Government, And Greedy American Corporations who wish to profit off Cheap Communist labor,

You've been Sold out :nuts:

Future plans include extending more credit to make it seem like your making more money,

And so you and your kids won't notice the "Change"

Also they plan on down sizing your kids lifestyle and raising taxes to pay for a more Socialist like society, AKA "The Green Movement" Ain't nothing green about a government seeking oil campaign donations,

Also expect to see Socialized Medicine and a Whole lot more Government Jobs to be created, Because your Jobs have been outsourced to the Communist around the world,

In addition expect to see American patents and ingenuity to drop-off the map because there will be no incentive to be brilliant like we have been in the past,

We need to adopt a more German like mentality and Shut down the borders and build our manfacturing industries,

Hoorey for America and F******** you mentality

These things aren't happening because most career politicians are just looking to survive their term and Blame all the problems in the U.S on past administrations.

I think that Brand of thinking has all the trade marks of a Sorry Ass who lives life by the Escuse,


Vote any man out of office who lives by the excuse, or passes the Buck as they like to say

" We need to take America Back" From the scum that is ruining Our country in order to boost cororate profits,

Remember A politician will say anything in-order to receive campaign donations and get more votes,




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"... 2.5 thousand trillion floating point operations per second (petaflops)."

Now THAT'S cooking with Crisco! :surprised
I'm not expert on this stuff but that would make it the single fastest supercomputer in the world but depending on your definition of a super computer Google may posses something 50 times faster.

http://blogs.broughturner.com/commu...passes-supercomputer-community-unnoticed.html

Apparently instead of having a "single" computer work on a problem it is broken down, sent out to any number of other computers, solved and sent back. Google's server farms are capable of somewhere between 50-100petaFLOPS compared to the 2.5petaFLOPS that the latest single supercomputer can preform.

This distributed computing can be done with any number of computers or modern video game consoles and is only limited by how many users want to lend their computer's idle cycles to other work. This also gets tricky since the computers can be anywhere in the world and then you can't say that country X has the fastest computer.

But just in case your worried about who has the biggest,bestest or mostest the US still has more than 60% of fastest 500 supercomputers in the world.
 

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No it's because they've stolen our technologie

Or we have givin it to them

Thanks to your Government, And Greedy American Corporations who wish to profit off Cheap Communist labor,

You've been Sold out :nuts:

Future plans include extending more credit to make it seem like your making more money,

And so you and your kids won't notice the "Change"

Also they plan on down sizing your kids lifestyle and raising taxes to pay for a more Socialist like society, AKA "The Green Movement" Ain't nothing green about a government seeking oil campaign donations,

Also expect to see Socialized Medicine and a Whole lot more Government Jobs to be created, Because your Jobs have been outsourced to the Communist around the world,

In addition expect to see American patents and ingenuity to drop-off the map because there will be no incentive to be brilliant like we have been in the past,

We need to adopt a more German like mentality and Shut down the borders and build our manfacturing industries,

Hoorey for America and F******** you mentality

These things aren't happening because most career politicians are just looking to survive their term and Blame all the problems in the U.S on past administrations.

I think that Brand of thinking has all the trade marks of a Sorry Ass who lives life by the Escuse,


Vote any man out of office who lives by the excuse, or passes the Buck as they like to say

" We need to take America Back" From the scum that is ruining Our country in order to boost cororate profits,

Remember A politician will say anything in-order to receive campaign donations and get more votes,




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They don't need us all that much any more. It's so 90's to think that we are the center of the universe, and if we didn't develop it, it must not exist. The Chinese and other countries have been educating themselves all over the world for the last 40 years. Yes, if they can keep from reinventing the wheel by using our or others' technology as a jumping off point, they will. But don't be fooled into thinking they don't have the capacity for significant original work. And while our capacity to do that is dropping precipitously, theirs is growing year by year. The problem is not so much right now. We still lead the world in technology. But we are going to be eclipsed in the next decade or two if we don't get our act together. That act involves our younger generation more than it involves those already in mid-career. We can sit around and whine about the cheaters, or we can make sure we are so far ahead that no amount of cheating will help.

BTW - I agree that the Socialist and his cronies must go for our business and technology climate to get back on top and to liberate us from the tyranny of the state.
 

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They don't need us all that much any more. It's so 90's to think that we are the center of the universe, and if we didn't develop it, it must not exist. The Chinese and other countries have been educating themselves all over the world for the last 40 years. Yes, if they can keep from reinventing the wheel by using our or others' technology as a jumping off point, they will. But don't be fooled into thinking they don't have the capacity for significant original work. And while our capacity to do that is dropping precipitously, theirs is growing year by year. The problem is not so much right now. We still lead the world in technology. But we are going to be eclipsed in the next decade or two if we don't get our act together. That act involves our younger generation more than it involves those already in mid-career. We can sit around and whine about the cheaters, or we can make sure we are so far ahead that no amount of cheating will help.

BTW - I agree that the Socialist and his cronies must go for our business and technology climate to get back on top and to liberate us from the tyranny of the state.
:laughing: :laughing:

I did'nt say we were the center of the universe

I said " We could be " :devil:

And I mean easily,

These various other countries have too much Baggage

And No one thinks like us Americans

We just need to get the Governmnet out of the way

Because they are Soooooo ~ 20th century :crazy:

Like my grandfather used to say the Worst Attack on the United States will come from within " Not From With out "

And yah know what "He was right" again

Bon:nuts:
 

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:laughing: :laughing:

I did'nt say we were the center of the universe

I said " We could be " :devil:

And I mean easily,

These various other countries have too much Baggage

And No one thinks like us Americans

We just need to get the Governmnet out of the way

Because they are Soooooo ~ 20th century :crazy:

Like my grandfather used to say the Worst Attack on the United States will come from within " Not From With out "

And yah know what "He was right" again

Bon:nuts:
:agree: 100%. :cheers:
 

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It comes down to this...

Put 100 of their finest minds in a room... and 10 of ours. We'll eat them for breakfast inside an hour. We are the originators... they are the duplicators.

Not to worry... it's just a bunch of CPU's link together. Ultimately... it means nothing... it's a really fast calculator.
 
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