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(Extreme Tech)   I don't care how fast it is, it still isn't 1.21 gigawatts   (extremetech.com) divider line 26
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2013-04-17 06:38:38 AM  
What the hell is a gigawatt!?
 
2013-04-17 06:47:03 AM  
"You don't just walk into a store and...and buy plutonium! Did you rip that off?!?!"
 
2013-04-17 06:51:59 AM  
So this is the "cloud", eh?
 
2013-04-17 06:58:19 AM  
Lou, gimme a milk. Chocolate.
 
2013-04-17 07:02:40 AM  
Everybody knows AMD Radeons are faster at mining bitcoins than nvidia GPUs. Geesh.
 
2013-04-17 07:09:29 AM  
So... at 1.4TB/s is could download all porn in a matter of.... let me see.... carry the 1.... divide...

about 3 years.
not bad.
 
2013-04-17 07:10:40 AM  
100 years from now the average tablet will do this....
 
2013-04-17 07:28:09 AM  
100 years from now the rasberry pi will do this
 
2013-04-17 07:35:10 AM  
"Best of all, it features Windows 8!"
 
2013-04-17 07:37:11 AM  
100 years from now a basic abacus will do this
 
2013-04-17 07:46:34 AM  
Windows 8? Nah, it's clearly designed with puppy linux in mind
 
2013-04-17 08:22:30 AM  
So, just how fast is a gigawatt anyway?
 
2013-04-17 08:26:10 AM  
Jigawatt. He says "jigawatt".
 
2013-04-17 09:05:29 AM  
Barely fast enough to run Crysis...

/Old and obvious.
 
2013-04-17 09:19:36 AM  
It looks like a row of soda machines.  I'm estimating its speed more at 5.5 Cokes/sec
 
2013-04-17 09:27:12 AM  

Sugarbombs: It looks like a row of soda machines.  I'm estimating its speed more at 5.5 Cokes/sec


CSB time:

In the 80s and 90s there used to be a fairly well known maker of Unix-based servers called Pyramid
Technologies, and when they were in the process of designing a very high end (for the time) line of
servers (very fast, cluster-capable, etc) they considered entering into a cross-licensing agreement with
Jolt Cola and calling the line "Jolt".  The plan was to make the server cabinets (the front of them, anyway)
in the shape of a soda can and paint them like a can of Jolt:

25.media.tumblr.com

Alas, the plan didn't make it past the higher-level suits at the company, who decried that the line would be
called 'Nile', but the front of the cases for these machines did have a pronounced curve to them.
 
2013-04-17 10:31:23 AM  
"WARN: THERE IS ANOTHER SYSTEM"
 
2013-04-17 10:48:52 AM  

PanicMan: Jigawatt. He says "jigawatt".


A mispronounced gigawatt is still a gigawatt.
 
2013-04-17 12:48:18 PM  
How many gigawatts in a parsec?
 
2013-04-17 12:50:04 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5cYgRnfFDA">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=I5cYgRnfFDA
 
2013-04-17 12:54:09 PM  
Still can't run Crysis 2.
 
2013-04-17 04:43:23 PM  

automaticman: How many gigawatts in a parsec?


How many joules are in a fortnight?
 
2013-04-17 06:50:43 PM  
20,000 leagues. That's pretty deep.
 
2013-04-18 01:34:30 AM  

andychrist420: automaticman: How many gigawatts in a parsec?

How many joules are in a fortnight?


One of my favorite units is the microfortnight at a surprisingly convenient ~1.2 seconds. For extra fun make a derived unit such as "femtolightyear per microfortnight" is about 17.5 mph.
 
2013-04-18 06:09:21 AM  
Nice to see Opteron getting some props.
Sometimes I think they're the best kept secret for servers.
 
2013-04-18 07:32:01 AM  

Frederf: andychrist420: automaticman: How many gigawatts in a parsec?

How many joules are in a fortnight?

One of my favorite units is the microfortnight at a surprisingly convenient ~1.2 seconds. For extra fun make a derived unit such as "femtolightyear per microfortnight" is about 17.5 mph.


Newsletter, etc.

/Gotta be at the gym in 1300 microfortnights
 
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