PSU Invests in Super Computer
Penn State’s Institute for Cyberscience, with the help of the NFS, is purchasing a computer system that has “nearly a thousand processors and be capable of 20 teraflops per second at peak.” With that amount of processing power, the system might even be able to run Windows Vista according to Penn State scientists.
The system is going to be used for a variety of things, including “modeling human interactions to promote learning in virtual communities.” What version of The Sims do you think they’re going to use?
It’s also going to be used for “designing next-generation computer systems.” That’s scary. Imagine if this system creates a more powerful system, which then creates an even more powerful system: in short time, we could be face to face with either HAL or the Terminator. On second thought, maybe they should try to create a robot JoePa. That’d be sweet.
[via Penn State Live]
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