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Old 05-29-2010, 01:38 AM   #1
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Default To put technology in perspective...

The year is 1961. A single GFLOPS is valued at $1.1 trillion.
The year is now 2010. A single GFLOPS is valued at less than 13 cents.
ATi's HemlockXT HD5970 performs up to 4.64TFLOPS.

This is a 49-year window gap. The price of a single GFLOPS decreased by around $22.45 billion per year (assuming an obviously incorrect linear relationship).

Final thoughts:
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gettin dual 5970s in my rig, going back to 1961
rent it out to NASA.

CASH!


and run benchmarks against the worlds fastest computers then XD
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I think you could call yourself owner of the world with 2x 5970 in 1961.
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gettin dual 5970s in my rig, going back to 1961
rent it out to NASA.

CASH!


and run benchmarks against the worlds fastest computers then XD
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And invent Microsoft... and Apple and combine them...
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