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News IBM says light will drive future PCs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 11 Dec 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Arkanrais

    Arkanrais New Member

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    my only questions are "what is the overclocking like?" and how much/when.
     
  3. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Overclocking light = Laser :D
     
  4. culley

    culley New Member

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    It does make you think though, what will technology be like in 15-20 years, it's quite amazing.
     
  5. makkone-

    makkone- Gentlemen.

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    sounds good to me. I think there's no reason to oc those beasts :p (overclocking with mag-lite)? ;D
     
  6. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    I can just imagine overclocking disaster stories "yeah I ramped the power up for the laser which then proceeded to burn through my case, my house and half of the street"
     
  7. ou7blaze

    ou7blaze sensational.

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    I'm liking the sound of this. Solid state drives becoming affordable, and now light instead of electrical connections in processors.

    Whilst the computer probably won't look THAT much different inside it certainly will in performance ...

    I also wonder what the future generation consoles will use, same technology? When will consoles be able to tap into this kind of technology? PS6?

    I just wonder when we can possibly afford this in shops and when it will make an impact to us normal consumers :/
     
  8. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    ROFL!

    *Conversation in 2020
    look, i oc'd my 40Ghz CPU to 60!! now lets run Prime190 for 8hrs.......
    hey, whats that beam coming out of my PC?
    *beam shoots thro the back of case all the way through neighbour house*
     
  9. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    in 10 to 15 years games will be at the point where instead of graphic designers having to draw textures, they can just go out with a 100MP camera and take pictures of what they want in the game. cant wait.
     
  10. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    100mp is not so far off - you can already 40+ mp cameras. Stitch up some images and you can anything gigapixel plus (such images are already there).
     
  11. M_D_K

    M_D_K Active Member

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    some dude made like a 130mp cam with a scanner i believe, although took a few hours to take a pic lol.
     
  12. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    I gotta see what IBM has in mind to make a small enough computer out of this concept.
     
  13. Cobalt

    Cobalt New Member

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    Sorry for being synical but how is this news? Optical computing is a concept that has been around for decades...
     
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    -equilerex- New Member

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    one of the main pc firms starting active research with support from the government(that has limitless resources) and they gave a loose time schedule for the completion... thats ****ing huge news imo.

    ahh, but this thing sounds awesome, seems like all the sci-fi series like stargate atlantis and stuff have been going in the right direction with their light and christal scheme:lol:
     
  15. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    How will it run Window??? :confused:
     
  16. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    you can't run windows, the light will beam out the window and it'll never work. you can run linux as the penguin will deflect the light and make everything work.
     
  17. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    the laser would chop the penguin in half ;)
     
  18. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    Fukin SHWEET!!!!

    Clear/Transparent Pc parts!!!
     
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