Could be.  Although with some people you could reach the capacity of their
brains with a PII-200MMX !   ;-)

...Neil





Ken Sims <mr2087@ke9nr.net>



        To:     midrange-nontech@midrange.com
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        Subject:        Re: New iSeries model ?


Hi Neil -

>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.

I wonder if it will turn out to be a "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" kind
of
thing - a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein where the computer
gained self-awareness and became "alive" as a result of its capacity
reaching the same order of magnitude as the human brain.

Ken







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