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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 μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    But can it run...


    ...CGMiner?
     
  5. 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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  6. 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.
     
  7. mi1ez

    mi1ez Minimodder

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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....
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    Maybe you should up your meds? :p
     
  10. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

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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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