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Stephen Hawking Has a New Supercomputer

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August 6, 2012 11:11:53 PM

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we will soon find an ultimate theory which, in principle, would enable us to predict everything in the Universe.

Need some constraints on that. It's not going to predict irrational outcomes like politics, religion, and M$'s OS design decisions.
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August 6, 2012 11:17:37 PM

"The system integrates Stephen Hawking and 1,856 Xeon E5 Sandy Bridge processing cores as well as 14.5 TB globally shared memory. "

Now that's a super computer.
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August 6, 2012 11:18:16 PM

"we will soon find an ultimate theory which, in principle, would enable us to predict everything in the Universe."

lol.
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August 6, 2012 11:20:33 PM

Hawking is a looney toon stuck on pause.
I especially love the left wing environmental liberal crap he spews about man made climate change(he prolly invented that term so as to not look stupid)....
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August 6, 2012 11:41:27 PM

if they can make a keyboard attach to his brain would be a lot helpful to squash abit more juice out from that supercomputer. don't waste cpu power when 99.9% of all cpu is in idle mode while Stephen hawking is in typing.
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August 6, 2012 11:42:39 PM

memadmaxHawking is a looney toon stuck on pause.I especially love the left wing environmental liberal crap he spews about man made climate change(he prolly invented that term so as to not look stupid)....

it's people like u that make the world worse for everyone else
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August 6, 2012 11:45:28 PM

memadmaxHawking is a looney toon stuck on pause.I especially love the left wing environmental liberal crap he spews about man made climate change(he prolly invented that term so as to not look stupid)....

That is sooooo low, I can't even begin to tell you how low is of you.
Insulting a man who has achieved (in a state that would entitle the rest of us to just live off disability checks for the remainder of our puny lives) more than you would be able to in 10 lifetimes is just proof of what is wrong with mankind and indirectly proves him right once again.
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August 6, 2012 11:46:03 PM

geeksinhere23if they can make a keyboard attach to his brain would be a lot helpful to squash abit more juice out from that supercomputer. don't waste cpu power when 99.9% of all cpu is in idle mode while Stephen hawking is in typing.

I kind of doubt he can type anymore. If my grandfather with ALS has a computer that reads his eye movements to type out sentences so he can communicate with the world, you would think Hawking would have a much more advanced and faster way of typing.
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August 6, 2012 11:56:01 PM

If Hawking wins the Lottery..... 17 times in a row..... than we know he is on to something :-)
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August 6, 2012 11:57:58 PM

Proxy711I kind of doubt he can type anymore. If my grandfather with ALS has a computer that reads his eye movements to type out sentences so he can communicate with the world, you would think Hawking would have a much more advanced and faster way of typing.

When he is working on projects, he has a partner that does the typing while Steven guides him with an advanced version of prediction word typing. It is really neat high tech advanced stuff.
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August 7, 2012 12:01:04 AM

how about using those to treat cancer or something? like folding
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August 7, 2012 12:19:36 AM

Cons29how about using those to treat cancer or something? like folding


or see if it can play Crysis at max settings.

Meanwhile students at Cambridge will expect a 20% tuition increase.
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August 7, 2012 12:21:55 AM

Cons29how about using those to treat cancer or something? like folding


How about there are already super computers and individuals helping out to compute folding?


Stop tunnel visioning everything.
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August 7, 2012 1:05:41 AM

Cons29how about using those to treat cancer or something? like folding

kitekrazy1963or see if it can play Crysis at max settings.Meanwhile students at Cambridge will expect a 20% tuition increase.


"Why should we give this loony Italian so he can find an alternative route to Asia? He's probably going to fail mid-voyage!"

"There's no need for the telegram, our messenger boys are sufficient."

"There's no need for this talking wire as the telegram is sufficient." (Western Union stated something like this after turning down Alexander Bell)

"Build a transcontinental railroad across the Great Plains? Might as well as build one to the moon!"

"Some loony wants a fortune to fund a couple of oil wells in this Texan area that doesn't have any oil. Haha."

"So some folks discovered the basics of radioactivity physics. Interesting. NOT."

"Why should we send a man to moon? Wouldn't the money be better used for the Great Society?"
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August 7, 2012 1:08:07 AM

[1,856 Xeon E5 Sandy Bridge processing cores] I would love to know how many watts of power this baby drinks.
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August 7, 2012 1:08:53 AM

Oh, and I also forgot one of my favorites:

"There is no need for unified scientific method or measurement. Also, there's no such thing as oxygen. Phlogiston is real."
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August 7, 2012 1:11:13 AM

Predict everything? Does it includes lottery number??
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August 7, 2012 1:30:36 AM

Which OS is this thing running?
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August 7, 2012 1:33:58 AM

He needs one. Maybe he will come up with some interesting theories now.
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Anonymous
August 7, 2012 1:50:09 AM

Is a creationist any religious person? If so, isn't that a little broad? We don't have this term in Australia.
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August 7, 2012 2:03:26 AM

Hawking 20Is a creationist any religious person? If so, isn't that a little broad? We don't have this term in Australia.


A Creationist believes that genetic changes (evolution) can occur by itself and that God is responsible for the creation and evolution of all species.
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August 7, 2012 2:36:00 AM

I meant a Creationist DOESN'T believe that genetic changes (evolution) can occur by itself. Whoops.
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August 7, 2012 3:08:58 AM

I would be interested to learn what those specs can do, also what kind of OS can handle such a massive amount of RAM. I hope is not Windows 8. LOL
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August 7, 2012 3:21:08 AM

I said creationist because I believe there is a very strong correlation between belief that climate change is insignificantly affected by humans and belief that Intelligent Design theory wins over Darwinian Evolution theory.

Creationists are seriously delusional people whose plans apply to fantasy Harry Potter or Lords Of The Rings etcetera type universes and therefore do not apply to the real actual universe we live in, therefore the actions they take based on these plans can range from unproductive to counter-productive. The fact that they vote and select people into power who have these same delusions as them makes them extremely dangerous to themselves and others. They cannot be put into insane asylums because they are extremely numerous and united in their aggression against outsiders to their cult.
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August 7, 2012 3:50:02 AM

... and break down into religious flame wars in 3...2...1...
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August 7, 2012 4:03:21 AM

What he means by predicting "everything" are things like black holes, and higgs-boson particles, which were predicted before they were confirmed, as was just about everything else in science. You predict it based on current knowledge, then find evidence to prove it.
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August 7, 2012 4:13:41 AM

"1,856 Xeon E5 Sandy Bridge processing cores] I would love to know how many watts of power this baby drinks."

estimated 30,160 watts just for the cpu's assuming they are at full load.
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August 7, 2012 4:20:06 AM

Inferno1217"1,856 Xeon E5 Sandy Bridge processing cores] I would love to know how many watts of power this baby drinks."estimated 30,160 watts just for the cpu's assuming they are at full load.

Some of the Xeon E5s go up to 150W (8 cores). That said, if we assume these are 95W (4 cores), that's 176320 watts. Holy shit... Even when idle, that has to really hog power.
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August 7, 2012 4:23:03 AM

Sure its super, but can it run Crysis? Ok...ok...I am going to get flogged for that. Let the flogging begin!
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August 7, 2012 4:30:12 AM

memadmaxHawking is a looney toon stuck on pause.I especially love the left wing environmental liberal crap he spews about man made climate change(he prolly invented that term so as to not look stupid)....


You're just baiting everyone. You're not even a very good troll.
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August 7, 2012 6:12:16 AM

tajisiYou're just baiting everyone. You're not even a very good troll.


+1
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August 7, 2012 6:20:06 AM

Yeah, but does he still sound like a robot?


Too soon?
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August 7, 2012 6:50:58 AM

hawking is a tosser that know fucken nothing about what comes out of his mouth
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August 7, 2012 9:26:48 AM

killerclickWhich OS is this thing running?


Windows 3.1 LOL

Seriously though, my guess would be some flavor of Linux or Unix.
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August 7, 2012 11:32:32 AM

DiRAC?! Oh come on Brits, I thought only Americans pick such acronyms and then try to find meaning that fits it.

Kudos to kids that know who Dirac was.
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August 7, 2012 11:45:13 AM

It's not a supercomputer until Hawkings links his brain into it.
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August 7, 2012 12:10:09 PM

but does it run ... shit someone beat me to it.
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August 7, 2012 1:36:04 PM

Crytech needs to go back and rewrite Crysis so that the code can be run on Linux, and be broken up and distributed across different architectures. That way, when someone asks "but can it run Crysis" we can all say "yes, asshole. Now shut up and sit back dow!"
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August 7, 2012 2:12:50 PM

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" Supercomputers like COSMOS are necessary to "describe how something as big and complex as the Universe evolves, let alone why humans behave the way they do!”


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"let alone why humans behave the way they do!”


Science is scratching the surface of the human brain behavior, that is for all scientists today working and/or researching on how are we aware, conscious, we think, behave, react, feel, imagine and how it all comes together to produce just one human being.

Now, if he just had said "How the DNA chain could evolve in just 600 million years..."

I am not sure, but maybe I have the wrong perception some brilliant scientists really think they are so close to understand everything there is to understand for the rest of the time and space in the universe, and that is expected to be around in 7-10 billion years.
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August 7, 2012 2:41:23 PM

BUT! can this Super Computer explain why the M$ windows operating system will not allow me to configure into a RAID drive a few cheep thumb drives, so that I can get 20 MBs writes?
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August 7, 2012 3:24:07 PM

memadmaxHawking is a looney toon stuck on pause.I especially love the left wing environmental liberal crap he spews about man made climate change(he prolly invented that term so as to not look stupid)....


You're a mental midget. A tiny one, aren't you.
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August 7, 2012 6:02:49 PM

memadmaxHawking is a looney toon stuck on pause.I especially love the left wing environmental liberal crap he spews about man made climate change(he prolly invented that term so as to not look stupid)....


You sound like one of those people who lives in a village in the middle of no where where they light torches and hunt werewolves at night, hang garlic to fend off evil spirits, and marry cousins...

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August 7, 2012 8:22:18 PM

Unfortunately, he can't play Crysis, so it doesn't matter if the machine can or not.
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August 8, 2012 12:28:37 AM

sundragonYou sound like one of those people who lives in a village in the middle of no where where they light torches and hunt werewolves at night, hang garlic to fend off evil spirits, and marry cousins...


And occasionally engages religious wars, with disastrous results.
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August 8, 2012 8:54:15 PM

The RAM is larger than all my storage media ever, combined. Holy smokes...
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August 9, 2012 1:15:28 PM

Damm TH titles, I though it was on his wheel chair,LOL.

Honestly, TH needs to proofread the "news" titles and content. Sensationalism only works in the long term for gossip magazines.
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November 9, 2012 5:08:05 PM

"Creationists are seriously delusional people whose plans apply to fantasy Harry Potter or Lords Of The Rings etcetera type universes and therefore do not apply to the real actual universe we live in, therefore the actions they take based on these plans can range from unproductive to counter-productive. The fact that they vote and select people into power who have these same delusions as them makes them extremely dangerous to themselves and others. They cannot be put into insane asylums because they are extremely numerous and united in their aggression against outsiders to their cult."

I love it when people disagree with something and don't know how to prove them wrong, they just insult them.

Well I disagree with Stephen Hawkins on a bucket load of things, He is a brilliant man. And I hope someday with all his wits he will see the light.


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November 14, 2012 8:28:14 AM

I wonder what will he use it for. I mean, its hard to know why would he need "that" much computing power.
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