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News Cerebras unveils world's largest processor

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 20 Aug 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Sounds interesting.

    One note, should the transistor count be 1.2 trillion? I only ask as the Titan V, according to Nvidias only spec, encompasses 21.1 billion.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yup: I've got it right at trillion in the lede, but see I've put billion in the body. I'll go fix, ta!
     
  4. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    But can it run...


    ...CGMiner?
     
  5. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Off topic, but... I wish the UK had stuck to what I consider to be the truer decimal scaling of a million as 10e6, a billion as 10e12, a trillion as 10e18, etc... why we had to adopt the US standard defeats me.
     
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  6. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Because it's more useful, easier to work with and makes more sense?
     
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  7. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    I just saw it as a 'cheat' way for Americans to get to be billionaires faster than actually earning money - show me a bank/asset balance with a factor of 10e12 & I'll believe a billionaire exists; 10e9 is just a multi-millionaire, to me.

    No more OT... or the Overlords will get pi... mad. :eek:
     
  8. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Million = 10^6, Billion = 10^9, Trillion = 10^12 gives nice order-of-magnitude scaling to match with SI prefixes.
    Million = 10^6, Billion = 10^12, Trillion = 10^24 gives square scaling ("million million is a billion") but leaves increasingly huge gaps between useful prefixes
    Trillion = 10^18? Makes no sense to me.
     
  9. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Trillion = million cubed...?
    Bi, Tri, Quad... taking million to the next power.
     
  10. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Interesting discussion.

    I guess the US system avoids having numbers like one thousand million billion trillion and the names just getting longer and longer....
     
  11. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I like the fact that the biggest processor in modern history that has a chance to change the way we function as a species just gets ignored while people debate a numbering issue. *claps* Maybe you all need a break from the internet. Priorities..blah blah.
     
  12. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Maybe you should up your meds? :p
     
  13. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Blame me for that... I would.
     
  14. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    You just followed one of the three unwritten rules of bit-tech:
    1: If in doubt about ancient tech history, ask Gareth
    2: No thread is allowed to stay on topic
    3: Bitch about everything being too expensive, then buy it any way
    :p
     
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