Weekend tech reading: CPU caches explained, TCP/IP may be replaced, Milky Way is in a super galaxy

By Matthew ยท 11 replies
Sep 7, 2014
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  1. Recently we discussed how caches work, what the difference is between L1 and L2, and the various design elements that determine how fast (and how effective) a CPU's cache is. Today, we're going to take one step further and explore......

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  2. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,334   +1,434

    No, It's in a super cluster and we have known about super clusters for decades. Until recently, for reasons stated in that video, there was not a clear definition as to what a super cluster is. Now that we can clearly define what these structures are we named the one the MilkyWay belongs to Laniakea.
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  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,333   +101

    Title changed, thanks yRaz.
  4. Egon Spengler

    Egon Spengler TS Rookie Posts: 19

    "Milky Way is in a super cluster". Is there any galaxy that is not in a super cluster?
  5. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,334   +1,434

    no, a more appropriate title would be "super cluster formation solved"
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,670   +1,955

    It really catches your mind between the new TCP standards and finding out we are not in the centre of the milky way. Can't even put your finger on such peculiar writing.
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  7. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    I thought we are at the unfashionable end of the spiral galaxy.
  8. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Well, lets just hope that alien developers don't see the area as a prime candidate for gentrification.
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  9. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    If a cluster was a cancer cluster, perhaps you could prevent bone and digestive cancer by not eating acid, an irritant. Cigarettes have ammonia in them, so remove that and you might prevent some lung cancer.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,023   +2,556

    Think of us being in the "suburbs", of the Milky Way. That should help you, and the rest of us, feel better about ourselves.

    There is supposedly a "black hole", at the center of every galaxy. You wouldn't want to live next to a black hole, now would you?
  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    That's it, feed the delusions of Raiders fans
    Definitely not if it's in Oakland - although if Nosferatu Al Davis still walks the Earth after sunset would that mean you get to experience "Event Horizon" as real life?
  12. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Or demolished for a hyperspace bypass!

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