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Scientists yesterday unveiled a new generation of supercomputers, including a £30m machine with the memory of 200,000 home computers and a hard disk hefty enough to hold the entire Google index of the internet...
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/new...112220,00.html
 

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hahaha nice....

this is funny... what practicle uses does something like this have? Simulate the universes biggest nuclear explosion??

This falls in the category of, "we-do-it-because-we-can"... Just because it can be done doesn't mean that you have to do it...

I can run 200 P1 pc's in my house!! doesnt mean i'll do it...
 

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OMG, can it FOLD? cuz if so sign me up for ten LOL
 

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hahaha nice....

this is funny... what practicle uses does something like this have? Simulate the universes biggest nuclear explosion??

This falls in the category of, "we-do-it-because-we-can"... Just because it can be done doesn't mean that you have to do it...

I can run 200 P1 pc's in my house!! doesnt mean i'll do it...
well super computers get used for stuff like this iirc:
*global environmental simulation
*particle motion calculation during mass accelerator tests so they don't waste $$ doing the real thing if it won't yeild some sort of result
*folding
*physics calculations for space probes/projects

nothing we'd be too thrilled about, but it's amazing in its' own right

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and theoretically once a computer can correctly model every particle that is affected in an explosion we reach the point of "why keep making better ones"
 

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Yah i say if you have that much ram and processors why not bust out 200 PCI-e slots with a amazing SLI Chipset
 

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Meh, my PC would pwn it.
Jking, what are they even going to use all that for lol?
 

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1.7petabyte hard drive....


How long would that take to defrag?

No time. The filesystem doesn't need defragging, because it isn't stupid.

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I have a 400MB download...and there's a 600MB contiguous space left on the HD...and according to the filesystem(myself), it's in the downloads folder that I'm saving to.

I think I'll break the file into 105 parts. I'll stick a bunch in this game folder, and use some redirect commands in the file allocation table. Oh! Must put a few KB in the spot of that text file that just shrunk...OOOOH! 25MB right in the center of that 600MB contiguous space!



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Originally Posted by Reiser4

*Reiser4 looks up.*

NTFS, you're a moron.

*Reiser4 continues chopping files into tiny bits, and sticking them inside each other.*

 

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1.7petabyte hard drive....


How long would that take to defrag?

Depends on the Read and write speed. If it's 100Gb's per second that would be slow.
 
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