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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post


Definitely amazing. The neural network architecture of our brain is awesome. Each individual cell (or "core") is weak but it's the interconnects that makes it all work.

(Unfortunately, our brains aren't all that good at lossless data storage/processing. tongue.gif )

Now if only I could find a way to never forget anything.... I know, ill implant a mini-ssd into my cranium, rinse repeat every few years as the drive has too many read/write cycles... Skynet here I come. wink.gif
 
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1 million cores ? I hope i find a girlfriend on facebook with that speed.
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These IBM CPUs seem like some kind of magic. How they can, for example, fit 8 cores with 4 threads each at 3.55 GHz into a single CPU with an amazingly low TDP... they must be wizards.
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Originally Posted by crust_cheese View Post

These IBM CPUs seem like some kind of magic. How they can, for example, fit 8 cores with 4 threads each at 3.55 GHz into a single CPU with an amazingly low TDP... they must be wizards.

The chips are geared for more floating point performance, and high workloads. Your normal avg programs probably wouldn't be any faster if not slower on chip like that.

Kinda disappointed on not seeing Power based chips in the next generation of consoles. a Power 7+ or even future Power 8 based chip would have been a much better gaming centric chip then some lower end 8 core AMD chip.
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Alight guys. Lets do some basic math to figure out the PPD of this machine. I will be using a 3770k @ 4.7 Ghz as a base as it will most likely be slight under the compute of the IBM chips.

My 3770k scores me 30k PPD at 4 cores. HT changes threads, there are still only 4 physically cores doing processing. Even if this machine could fold it would yield the following PPD.

Assumptions:
PPD = Points per 24 hours
4 Cores = 30,000 PPD
Scaling is equal if not better.

(1,572,864 / 4) * 30,000 PPD = 11,796,480,000 PPD

Total PPD = 26,710,441,001

At this rate it would take 2.2642721388922797309027777777778 days or 54.342531333414713541666666666667 hours to reach all of our combined efforts. I say they fire up FAH for 3 days just for the lolz.
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1 million cores ? I hope i find a girlfriend on facebook with that speed.
That has to be the saddest thing I've seen posted in this thread.
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Alight guys. Lets do some basic math to figure out the PPD of this machine. I will be using a 3770k @ 4.7 Ghz as a base as it will most likely be slight under the compute of the IBM chips.

My 3770k scores me 30k PPD at 4 cores. HT changes threads, there are still only 4 physically cores doing processing. Even if this machine could fold it would yield the following PPD.

Assumptions:
PPD = Points per 24 hours
4 Cores = 30,000 PPD
Scaling is equal if not better.

(1,572,864 / 4) * 30,000 PPD = 11,796,480,000 PPD

Total PPD = 26,710,441,001

At this rate it would take 2.2642721388922797309027777777778 days or 54.342531333414713541666666666667 hours to reach all of our combined efforts. I say they fire up FAH for 3 days just for the lolz.

Again... completely pointless. Biggest cost is the fabric... the interserver communication. Any organization can rack a few thousand servers and provide them with a network connection. Only few can make all the servers operate together.
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Again... completely pointless. Biggest cost is the fabric... the interserver communication. Any organization can rack a few thousand servers and provide them with a network connection. Only few can make all the servers operate together.

My only question here Ducky is what kind of bandwidth are we talking here for the backbone? Clearly a fiber connection, but with the forwarding rate needed to get this thing to work....seriously what the hell kind of fabric could support this?
    
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I have no idea what this is, but when something is scaled up this far (and I know they said they sorted out small errors becoming critical errors) wouldn't the chance of error become enormous? Or is it that IBM sorted that out why this is so nuts?
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