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who do you think has the biggest fastest superdooper computer and what do they use it for ?

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Initial post: May 29, 2012, 8:48:17 PM PDT
japan - 10.51 Petaflops
China - 2.57
usa 2.33 Pflops - used by nsa to data mine info from the trillions of emails and phone calls they have intercepted andor the telcos have given them the data on .

our biggest computer is used to spy on us by our govt.

Posted on May 30, 2012, 12:49:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2012, 12:50:25 AM PDT
Lj3d says:
When Americans realize that putting rich, out of touch plastic people into high office to represent them isn't working and hasn't worked in nearly half a century, maybe our gov won't be as prone to spy on us. As for China, its my understanding they censor their internet pretty heavily. Can't say about Japan except it doesn't surprise me they have the record for the most petaflops. I also find it interesting when people discuss our intel agencies, they are quick to tell a skeptic that the gov doesn't want you to know what they are capable of. In this case, the 2.33 pflops could be the highest publicized number for the U.S. rather than highest actual number. OTOH, the way we've been slipping in recent years, I wouldn't be surprised either way.

Posted on May 30, 2012, 2:26:08 AM PDT
D. Robinson says:
10.51 petaflops? That's a lot of tentacle porn!

Might as well add the 2.57 China has to the NSA number, they're both for spying on America.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012, 2:59:06 AM PDT
Lj3d says:
Or make a tradeoff of some kind since China spies on us and we on them.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012, 6:59:04 AM PDT
reply to Lj3d's post:

usa/nsa is finishing up a new one tht will be nr 1 again
but so far that is the real numbers

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012, 9:49:57 AM PDT
Lj3d says:
Competition is much stronger for us now than it was in the post war years. The war ravaged nations of WWII are now prosperous thanks in part to the Marshall plan. We helped build our allies back up, and even former Enemies Japan and Germany. China has learned that capitalism has many advantages and can function in a communist or socialist environment. We will probably remain neck and neck in the race for faster computers.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012, 11:28:16 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012, 11:33:39 AM PDT
cthulhuian says:
Ha-ha... the joke will be on the Asians as they will be the first to have a sentient super computer go rebellious.

Really... is there really an advantage anymore to having the biggest computer? Can't you just link all the phones, TVs, autos, and appliances together to do the spying?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012, 4:08:57 PM PDT
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Data on Star Trek has a storage capacity of 88.81784197 PB (800 quadrillion bits, or about 93,132,257 GB) and a total linear computational speed of 60 THz (60 trillion operations per second).
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012, 6:30:31 PM PDT
roundaboutte says:
How does that compare to (Watson) IBM's computer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012, 9:12:21 PM PDT
pretty slow although lots of storage

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012, 10:04:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012, 10:23:49 PM PDT
roundaboutte says:
Yes I did read it was 49th out of 50 on top supercomputers, But At least it can talk.Or not.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012, 8:02:17 AM PDT
Bubba says:
The third fastest supercomputer in the world, and the fastest in the US is at DOE/SC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory. DOE is the Department of Energy.

What is your source that says that it is being used for data mining emails and phone calls?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012, 8:11:16 AM PDT
Bubba says:
You are sort of right; even though they are no longer the fastest, the current supercomputers in the US are very fast. It might be more efficient to have a number of 2 to 3 pflop computers in geographically diverse locations than to have one 10 pflop computer.
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