Friday, October 7, 2011

Space and time combine to overpower the human brain

Rich Goldman VP from Synopsys concluded that by the middle of this century, computing power will exceed the thinking capacity of all the humans beings on the planet.
For example, Goldman said, a 1982 Intel 80286 was 28 times more powerful than computers on the Voyagers 1 and 2, launched in 1977. Sputnik computers were capable of only 2,000 instructions per second. And a 2010 Apple iPad is 689 times more powerful than the onboard computers on the Columbia space shuttle, first launched in 1981. [read more]

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