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2006-01-26 07:43:25 PM
6 of them are IBM machines...pretty amazing.
 
2006-01-26 07:54:17 PM
*fap fap fap*
 
2006-01-26 08:04:29 PM
there's also top500.org, which has more data on each computer than the article's list.
 
2006-01-26 08:14:29 PM
Where's Deep Thought?
/42
 
2006-01-26 08:24:57 PM
Better computers (but not so real...)
HAL
The computer from Demon Seed
The bomb from Dark Star
Skynet (stretching it a bit here)
Mother from Alien
Collossus from The Forbin Project
V'Ger
That dumb giant computer from the end of Superman III
The robot from any 80s teen movie (especially Spacecamp)
Joshua from Wargames
My overclocked TRS-80

/got less than nothing
 
2006-01-26 08:28:15 PM
paulseta
Better computers (but not so real...)
Joshua from Wargames


Come on, how bout some love for WOPR?
 
2006-01-26 08:30:23 PM
Are they counting those distributed thingies where you load a program on your servers and it fiddles around on bits of highly parallel computational projects while your servers are idle?

I forget the name of these things.
 
2006-01-26 08:31:04 PM
Joshua from Wargames
Come on, how bout some love for WOPR?


Erk... that was the one I was thinking of. Wasn't the "pet name" for it Joshua as it... hang on, Joshua was WOPR's inventor's son's name (whew!).
 
2006-01-26 08:33:53 PM
So who wants to explain what a teraflop is?
 
2006-01-26 08:35:00 PM
paulseta: Erk... that was the one I was thinking of. Wasn't the "pet name" for it Joshua as it... hang on, Joshua was WOPR's inventor's son's name (whew!).

Yeah, I think you're right. I think when WOPR became self-aware, it became Joshua.... or something.
 
2006-01-26 08:41:03 PM
Joshua was the password to the admin logon for WOPR.
 
2006-01-26 08:59:51 PM
...which was also the inventor's son, and what Mathew Broderick started calling WOPR as the movie went on.

IMSAI baby!
 
2006-01-26 09:53:54 PM
I wonder if my old college ever updated the campus mainframe from the one they had when I was there? You know... the one with 64K RAM? Programed in FORTRAN with punchcards. Fast, yeah, buddy!

/dreams about good old days... NOT!
 
2006-01-26 10:08:42 PM
"So who wants to explain what a teraflop is?"

A teraflop is a measure of a computer's speed and can be expressed as:

- A trillion floating point operations per second
- 10 to the 12th power floating-point operations per second
- 2 to the 40th power flops

Today's fastest parallel computing operations are capable of teraflop speeds. Scientists have begun to envision computers operating at petaflop speeds.

/google
/that explains everything
 
2006-01-26 10:45:37 PM
Okay, have we learned NOTHING from David Letterman?

10 to 1, folks, not 1 to 10! Jesus.
 
2006-01-26 10:46:06 PM
The Great Hyperlobic Omni-Cognate Neutron Wrangler?

/42
 
2006-01-26 10:47:03 PM
You're my boy, Deep Blue.
 
2006-01-26 10:47:15 PM
#0 Mine.

Hellz Yeah.
 
2006-01-26 10:47:48 PM
strangely the Blue Dalmation iMac G3 Cluster is absent from the list...
 
2006-01-26 10:48:55 PM
Doesn't this list (or one fifty just like it) circulate all of the time?

It's like those lists you say that claim the "10 best steakhouses in the country" and they're all different?
 
2006-01-26 10:49:31 PM
Haha, no Apple Dual Core's on the list.
 
2006-01-26 10:49:37 PM
Yeah, but how fast do they play Doom 3?
 
2006-01-26 10:49:43 PM
Site is clearly not hosted on one of those supercomputers.
 
2006-01-26 10:51:40 PM
Hmmmm. I wonder why none of those supercomputers run windows.
 
2006-01-26 10:51:58 PM
us.movies1.yimg.com
Dunno if she was a supercomputer, but I sure liked the case mod.
 
2006-01-26 10:52:17 PM
www.guenthoer.de

Where did this baby fall on the list?
 
2006-01-26 10:55:56 PM
paulseta

Better computers (but not so real...)

Not sure if it qualifies as an 80's teen movie, but Johny 5 comes to mind as another superior robot/computer.
 
2006-01-26 10:56:09 PM
Congrats. I think we crashed their server. Can't load the page.
 
2006-01-26 10:57:06 PM
terrafap!
 
2006-01-26 10:57:15 PM
This guy says they're all wimps.
usuario.tiscalinet.es
 
2006-01-26 10:57:57 PM
Odd, I was reading about these computers earlier today.
 
2006-01-26 11:01:26 PM
My first real computer experience:

img101.imageshack.us

Oh, how I miss thee.
 
2006-01-26 11:01:40 PM
Huh. Apparently that site isn't hosted on one of them.

Farked already?
 
2006-01-26 11:02:15 PM
Er ... "them" referring to the supercomputers, not the Commode 8032.
 
2006-01-26 11:03:14 PM
Some Peet's coffee, this

www.chinavista.com

and let me at'em!!!
 
2006-01-26 11:03:42 PM
terrafarked
 
Yst
2006-01-26 11:05:49 PM
paulseta: Better computers (but not so real...)
HAL
The computer from Demon Seed
The bomb from Dark Star
Skynet (stretching it a bit here)
Mother from Alien
Collossus from The Forbin Project
V'Ger
That dumb giant computer from the end of Superman III
The robot from any 80s teen movie (especially Spacecamp)
Joshua from Wargames
My overclocked TRS-80


ystig.com
 
2006-01-26 11:06:50 PM
img101.imageshack.us
Don't be knockin' tha 8032, e lo!
 
2006-01-26 11:07:42 PM
Yst: paulseta: Better computers (but not so real...)
HAL
The computer from Demon Seed
The bomb from Dark Star
Skynet (stretching it a bit here)
Mother from Alien
Collossus from The Forbin Project
V'Ger
That dumb giant computer from the end of Superman III
The robot from any 80s teen movie (especially Spacecamp)
Joshua from Wargames
My overclocked TRS-80


You forgot SHODAN. How could anyone forget SHODAN?
 
2006-01-26 11:07:44 PM
uloc.nerdtank.org
 
2006-01-26 11:08:12 PM
Does anyone know if there's a mass computing project going on that is more useful than the SETI@HOME thing? I know there's an aids one and a weather one but are there any out there that do other things.

/Been looking but probably not that hard.
 
2006-01-26 11:09:25 PM
pummisher: /Been looking but probably not that hard.

---

There's a protein-folding one out there somewhere, which I think is related to cancer.
 
2006-01-26 11:13:13 PM
This graph may be helpful

http://singularity.com/images/charts/SuperComputers.jpg

Ray Kurzweil has been talking about this trends for years in his recent books, and all their wonderous, frightening implications.

http://www.kurzweilai.net/
 
2006-01-26 11:14:35 PM
www.jeffbots.com
/mmm, input
 
2006-01-26 11:16:08 PM
IT will still take DEEP BLUE 16 hours plus to render Toy Story 2.
Thats slow.................
 
2006-01-26 11:16:27 PM
I vote Deep Thought, or better yet Earth

/42
//Belgium
///Any one for pong?
 
2006-01-26 11:16:31 PM
Yeah, I just want to contribute to something I'm certain will make a difference and not just because it's cool that anonymous computers crunch numbers.

//On a side note, when I was younger, I was under the impression that was how the internet worked. I figured that everyone sort of hosted all the webpages. I remember someone else asking me where their emails are stored when their computer is off. That was in 1995, when my high school got these screaming fast computers that could run win 3.11. They replaced the computers where you had to boot via floppies. Someone in my class wrote "fark you" in one of my floppies.
 
2006-01-26 11:16:50 PM
pummisher: Folding@Home
 
2006-01-26 11:18:10 PM
bersl2

Thanks.
 
2006-01-26 11:18:12 PM
fitting.

home.comcast.net
 
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