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barmstrong808
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8/11/2014 | 3:13:39 PM
Another event driven chip
The multiple core , event driven rather than clocked nature of the chip is reminiscent of http://www.greenarraychips.com/ 144 computer chips .
danielcawrey
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8/9/2014 | 5:43:24 PM
Re: The obvious question...
This idea of a mesh network using these chips for a new type of architecture design is really interesting to me.

I don't pay too much attention to future hardware designs like this one from IBM, but what I do know is that there is demand to build brand new types of systems in order for the industry to proplel itself forward. 
Li Tan
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8/9/2014 | 10:31:46 AM
Re: The coming socio-economic impact
This is really a great leap-forward in processor technology. It's a fundamental architectural change instead of just some fine-tuning/enhancement. For sure after it's widely adopted, there will be evolution happen in different industries. The low power consumption is a big advantage - it means that the portable device can last much longer without charging.
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8/9/2014 | 9:15:27 AM
The coming socio-economic impact
This is further evidence that computer technology will pass the Turing Test by 2020 and that by 2030 humans will be unable to compete with robots for any job whether manual, professional or managerial.  We are fast approaching the time when wages will no longer be an effective means of wealth distribution.  The only alternative is the welfare state and individual freedoms will be determined by how widely spread asset ownership will be.
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8/9/2014 | 5:24:00 AM
Re: The obvious question...
I wonder what would be some of the differences in the principles of programing for a chip with a few yet powerful cores vs. billions of cores that are weak. Pattern recognition would be a nice ability to automated, but I feel it would require a lot of random computation.
TerryB
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8/8/2014 | 2:36:45 PM
The obvious question...
Is who's brain it mimics? Beavis? Butthead? Cartman? Or even worse, anyone currently in US Congress.


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