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China steals supercomputer title from the US

By Emil
Oct 28, 2010
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  1. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Posts: 99

    This reminds me of a system I was much faster than: I type something and the characters appear on the screen a couple of seconds later. With over 14,000 processors and 7,000 graphics cards, the heat from the processors put togehter should bake thousands of cakes.

    I wonder when my country fellows can come up with something like this. Quite a milestone.
     
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,865   +687

    Quite so. Donovan McNabb is definitely not noted for his quickness of foot- although his stomach muscles are well developed. Although to be fair, the Philadelphia Eagles (McNabb era) offensive playbook consisted of: 1st/2nd/3rd down: "Throw deep into coverage" and 4th Down: "Throw it up for grabs, what the hell it's 4th and 10" (I presume you were commenting on CC's post immediately above your own. Soz for the confusion if this is not the case)
    One word: Defragmentation
    This is a supercomputers primary use. Number crunching is simply a by-product of the baked sweets industry.
    I believe they are working tirelessly as you (slowly) typed your comment. I have had many (many) emails urging me to invest time and money to assist your countrymen in accessing "unclaimed money". Since this is all computer based, I assume that some of the funds would get channeled into high performance computing so that further unclaimed funds would be freed up in due course.
     
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,727   +888

    Your Royal Majesty,
    Please be advised that I have the money you need to assist in retrieving your inheritance! I stand at the ready to assist in any way I can! I have, unfortunately, hit a rather large snag. Money orders are very, very expensive where I come from. So, if you could forward me the $1000.00 USD I need to purchase one, I will send you the money you need at God's speed.

    Very Truly Yours,

    Baron Von Cranky
     
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,865   +687

    No problem.
    I hear he's sending both Mike Vick and Donovan McNabb down to Western Union with $500 each. Donovan is likely to be intercepted, but Mike has issued assurances that he'll turn his $500 into the $1000 required....if the Pit Bull beats the aged family Labrador inside 60 seconds at Mo's place in the three o'clock matchup.
     
  5. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    I wonder if the people who maintain this computer ever get a chance to do something frivolous and fun, even if only for a few minutes. As mentioned previously, it would be amazing to see this thing run Crysis Warhead all maxed out.
     
  6. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 117

    I want that for christmas!
     
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,727   +888

    Why wait? If you have the requisite degrees in computer science, perhaps you coulld emigrate to China, where they would lavish you with say, oh perhaps, fifty cents an hour for doing so!
     
  8. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Enthusiast Posts: 326   +18

    Damn Chinese...

    I am now going to attempt very hard to hack Chinese gaming communities and sell all of the account stuff...

    Although you didn't hear this...
     
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,865   +687

    Fifty cents an hour? I don't know if the Chinese would break their pay scale just to offer a premium to non-nationals, but if it were true then $7.50 a day would buy an awful lot of pre-customs duty (and retail markup) Wal-Mart quality merchandise.
     
  10. coolhandz84

    coolhandz84 TS Rookie

    I'd have to agree. I want to see crysis played on that thing.
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,727   +888

    As priorities go, that's pretty screwed up.

    You should sign up with the Nicaraguan Army, and invade Costa Rica for real; http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic156086-4.html#post958917

    Otherwise, I envision a rather mundane future for you, flogging the same old, "but will it play Crysis" joke when you're 65.
     
     
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,865   +687

    Maybe coolhandz is actually 84, and not cognisant enough to realise when an internet meme has exceeded it's use by date......at least he/she isn't using a "This is Sparta" avatar to complete the totally-out-of-touch look.


    /awaits front page article on good, bad and ugly memes
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,727   +888

    Has Paul Newmann marketed a vaginal lubricant yet? Hey that'd be great! Cool hands, luke warm t***...!
    "I am Spartacus"......With that out of the way, would a "this is Sparta" avatar, actually spit when it said that? I always have a mental picture of Daffy Duck delivering either one of those slogans, "Sufferin' Spartacus", or maybe, "thissss issss Sssparta"..
     


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