What a comparison... If my brain is that fast, what's it doing?  I don't
have time to think about it...

I think my brain spends 499,999,999,999,999 calculations persecond
thinking about girls..  I don't think they need to spend much on this
thing...  Unless it's going to daydream about transistors n such...


-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Palmer [mailto:neilp@dpslink.com]
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 11:28 PM
To: midrange-nontech@midrange.com
Subject: New iSeries model ?


US to create 'computer brain'
The gap between man and machine narrows today with the announcement that
scientists have begun work on the first supercomputer with a processing
power equivalent to the human brain. Spencer Abraham, the American
secretary of state for energy, will announce a contract with IBM to
build two supercomputers one and a half times more powerful than the
combined might of the 25 largest existing supercomputers. The machines,
made up of 197 refrigerator-sized boxes each weighing one ton, can
crunch half a quadrillion - 500,000,000,000,000 - calculations every
second, estimated to be the same magnitude of 'thinking capacity' as the
human brain.



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