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I wonder much much gold is in there ? 1 million dollars worth?
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Originally Posted by vampirr View Post

I din't know AMD's Opteron is inside worlds faster computer, good job AMD biggrin.gif
They used AMD on purpose to make it a bit slower, so that if another supercomputer takes the title, all they have to do is switch them out to Intel to take back the record.







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If we could get this to fold for OCN for just a few minutes... Lol!
    
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If we could get this to fold for OCN for just a few minutes... Lol!

Ha! Taking first place in just a few minutes. smile.gif
     
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Damn AMD, keep it going, good job. (;
post #26 of 65
gold is just used to keep the copper from getting that film on it (like an old penny)
that film doesn't even affect the connection from what i have read.

any place that says "we gold plate connections for best/fastest speed" is full of it. gold is worse than copper with conducting electricity.. the best metal for conducting electricity is silver.
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I wonder much much gold is in there ? 1 million dollars worth?

Gold plating can be amazingly thin, so probably not that much.
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I always wondered why companies put gold plated USB connectors on their mice/keyboards. They say it's for "Maximum speed and durability".
I dunno, maybe I just don't have enough swag to handle it.
Oxidization, that's why.
post #29 of 65
Either way, you would think when an investment like this is being put into a machine the engineers would take everything into consideration before releasing a final specification. Messing one little thing up with such an impressive machine is called being human, cant blame em.
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My computer has too much gold in it /first world problems
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