I AI the response is ever "The next decade"

2013/8/23 John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com>

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> On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 4:28 PM, Chris de Morsella 
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>> *>> If it's not random then it happened for a reason, and things happen
>> in a computer for a reason too.*
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>> > Sure, but the "reason" may not be amenable to being completely
>> contained within the confines of a deterministic algorithm
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> What on earth are you talking about? The deterministic algorithm behaves
> as it does for a reason but does not do so for a reason??!!
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>>  > if it depends on a series of outside processes
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> If it depends on something then it's deterministic.
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>> *> > At the time it may have been a supercomputer but that was 16 years
>>> ago and the computer you're reading this E mail message on right now is
>>> almost certainly more powerful than the computer that beat the best human
>>> chess player in the world. And chess programs have gotten a lot better
>>> too. So all that spaghetti and complexity at the cellular level that you
>>> were rhapsodizing about didn't work as well as an antique computer running
>>> a ancient chess program.
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> ***> You are incorrect even today Deep Blue is still quite powerful
>> compared to a PC*
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> Not unless your meaning of "powerful" is radically diferent from mine.
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>> > The Deep Blue machine specs:
>>  It was a massively 
>> parallel<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massively_parallel>,
>> RS/6000 SP Thin 
>> P2SC<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Scalable_POWERparallel>-based
>> system with 30 nodes, with each node containing a 120 MHz 
>> P2SC<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P2SC>
>> microprocessor <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microprocessor> for a total
>> of 30, enhanced with 480 special purpose 
>> VLSI<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very-large-scale_integration>chess chips. 
>> Its chess playing program was written in
>> C <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_(programming_language)> and ran under
>> the AIX <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIX_operating_system> operating
>> system <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system>. It was capable
>> of evaluating 200 million positions per second, twice as fast as the
>> 1996 version. In June 1997, Deep Blue was the 259th most powerful
>> supercomputer <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercomputer> according to
>> the TOP500 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOP500> list, achieving 11.38
>> GFLOPS <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GFLOPS> on the High-Performance
>> LINPACK <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LINPACK> 
>> benchmark.[12]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Blue_(chess_computer)#cite_note-12>
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> OK.
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> > I doubt the machine you are writing your email on even comes close to
>> that level of performance; I know mine does not achieve that level of
>> performance.
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> Are you really quite sure of that? The computer I'm typing this on is an
> ancient iMac that was not top of the line even back a full Moore's Law
> generation ago when it was new, back in the olden bygone days of 2011. Like
> all computers the number of floating point operations per second it can
> perform depends on the problem, but in computing dot products running
> multi-threaded vector code it runs at 34.3 GFOPS; so Deep Blue running at
> 11.38 GFLOPS doesn't seem as impressive as it did in 1997.
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> Right now the fastest supercomputer in the world has a LINPACK rating of
> 54.9 pentaflop*s, a *pentaflop IS A MILLION GFLOPS; so today that Chinese
> supercomputer is 4.8 millions times as powerful as Deep Blue was in 1997.
> And in just a few years that supercomputer will join Deep Blue on the
> antique computer junk pile.
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> John K Clark
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