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New type of computer chip has 4,096 cores

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And from the looks of things, Bill Gates might, MAYBE  be able to afford ONE, if he saves up for it :D

 

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"I set my affinity mask to 324023493204324823042304832 but I'm still getting stutters!"

 

Amazing, especially the fact that so much computing power uses so little electrical power.  

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They say it can re-wire itself for more efficient routing.

 

I do that every day then take a long cold shower :sorry::crazy:

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Gotta love something so complicated that they can only explain it to us through analogy and when you're done you don't even really understand ##### is happening.

 

Learning computers... heh. Let the fears begin.

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Oh, it sounds glorious, and intimidating, but we are a few years away from the Singularity yet.

 

Lots of tiny little baby steps running in parallel are still lots of little baby steps. It is only when those baby steps are augmenting each other, which requires a computer version of the "ID" (as in Sigmund Freud), that real reasoning, sensing, etc, will become valid. 

 

Just an example: remember your first girlfriend/motorcycle ride/flight, and think to yourself, "how many parallel threads did I just pull into that memory". Sound, smell, sight, the way her skin felt... err... the way the yoke felt in your hands. Thousands upon thousands parallel threads, all coalescing in the service of the ID, i.e., you.

 

I have worked with computers all my professional life (40+ years), and I am not concerned about the Singularity in my lifetime. Now, in my kid's lifetime? Hmmm....

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