Calculation of the day

If IBM Blue Gene/L were travelling at the speed of light (in a vacuum) it would be able to perform calculations at a rate of 452942 floating point operations per meter or roughly one calculation every two microns.

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2 comments

  1. i wonder if there is any significance to speed of a computer that could perform one operation every plank distance?

  2. Bzzzt!

    That’s fine, but to a low speed observer, the blinking thing would have crashed – time would, in effect, have stopped.

    How this is an improvement over my laptop, (that doesn’t need such a velocity) is unclear.

    Hmmm, by the same idea, accelerating myself to the speed of light, but leaving my laptop at rest would make it usable…

    Dom

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