Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 20 Aug 2019.
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.
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!
But can it run...
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.
Because it's more useful, easier to work with and makes more sense?
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.
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.
Trillion = million cubed...?
Bi, Tri, Quad... taking million to the next power.
I guess the US system avoids having numbers like one thousand million billion trillion and the names just getting longer and longer....
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.
Maybe you should up your meds?
Blame me for that... I would.
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
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