Friday, August 29, 2008

EoS (End of Summer) This and That by Wingman

The End of Summer (EoS in computer talk)
and a few This and That's struck my curiousity index.

===================================== thinks this 2 inch by 2 inch black cube called a "Space Cube",
could be the world's smallest PC.

Story is Here:

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I tried helping the Folding @Home project by my CPU was a bit dated. At an Nvidia Conference earlier this week a talk explained how much work X number of CPU' s can deliver and how much More a smaller number of Gpu's can do for the project.
A Keynote Talks about GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) Power =========================================================================
Link: =========================================================================

--------------------------- These Numbers are Astonishing: -------------------------

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang: In the keynote, Huang cited Stanford University's Folding@home program, a distributed computing project that uses about 2.6 million PCs--for a total of 288 teraflops of computing power--to study protein folding and misfolding. This is expected to deepen researchers' understanding of diseases like Alzheimer's and cancer. Nvidia has released a version of the Folding@home program based on its CUDA development environment using more than 24,000 GPUs. Though this number represents less than 1 percent of the total processors in the Folding@home project, it provides 1.4 petaflops of performance, or nearly five times the processing power of all the CPUs in use by Folding@home. The researchers at Stanford hope that GPUs will significantly accelerate the time to discovery for the cures for many diseases. ================================================================================
Bloomberg News Service News "Whoops"
Steve Jobs Obit Accidently Published. =====================================================================

Yeah, even the biggies get things wrong...

Wingman out.

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