[ExI] Watson On Jeopardy

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Feb 16 11:38:08 UTC 2011

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 09:37:08PM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 09:55:45AM -0800, spike wrote:
> > Richard you are aware that cell phones can now play grandmaster level chess?
> Spike, are you aware that your last-generation smartphone
> runs rings around a Pentium 3? Fritz goes back to 1992, hardware
> was a bit pathetic, then. Right now the thing in your pocket
> is more powerful than a desktop PC of start-noughties.

As a data point, Tegra 3 (to be released this year) is a quad core (with
12 GPU cores) will beat a first-gen 2 GHz Core 2 Duo (Core 2 Duo T 7200, 
Merom core, released 4.5 years ago).

The interesting part is that this is a mobile device, hence
easily passively cooled, and hence could scale to air-cooled WSI

In similar vein (and as antipode to AMD's Fusion):


less relevant, but still interesting


In regards to a short range (<100 m, optics) signalling mesh, there's 
forthcoming http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_Peak

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