[ExI] petaflop computers

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 05:35:01 UTC 2008

It's not a barrier, it's just a noticeable artifact of our number
system. But, it is useful I guess in that we should expect to see
greek prefixes fall with a roughly invariant interval between one and
the next, if we have exponential increase in computing "power".

OTOH, moore's law is a self-fulfilling prophecy, a dream given form so to speak.


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2008/11/20 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
> They keep calling it a petaflop barrier, but I know of no barrier.  Still,
> it's cool that it was exceeded:
> http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/11/supercomputers.html
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