El Capitan Worlds Fastest Supercomputer: AMD ZEN4 CPUs & Instinct GPUs offer 2 Exaflops of Compute

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Mesab67 Master Guru

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    Damn that's impressive, Zen4 too O_O
     
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    Brasky Ancient Guru

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    10x than the current supercomputer? Wow.
     
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    Someone eventually will ask if this computer is able to run smoothly a game involving high tech military forces and aliens in a Asian environment.;):rolleyes:
     

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    this could be skynet:eek:
     
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    misousa New Member

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    People laugh when I say that but it will happen sooner or later, and no amount "safe" guard from that happen will stop it.
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    I don't laugh, I find it annoying.

    Skynet isn't happening. Ever. For those who disagree, you might as well prepare yourself with some garlic, wooden crosses, and silver bullets because vampires are just as likely to be real.
     
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    Sure.

    Multi billion dollar companies release buggy software all the time, but when it comes to defense and military software nobody would ever dare to release a buggy AI to meet a stupid deadline. Nope. That crap only happens in movies and books.

    Its not a question of if. Some day we'll have AI-enhanced defense software, then some decades later we'll have an AI-controlled defense software, and some time later we'll have one of the buggier, rushed-job AIs going rogue. It might not be USA's or China's, but some backwater country like North Korea who wants to become an world power and lacks the means to do so will implement something dangerous and unreliable.
     
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    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Gentlemen, we can assume and argue endesly.
    Let's not forget what this thread is all about.
    Supercomputer with huge data computational power.
    Let's think about best uses in mankind's benefit.
     
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    Yeah ok. When this supposed fatal error occurs, feel free to direct the insatiable bloodthirst of the T-1000 to my doorstep and tell it my name is John Connor.

    There is an astronomically gigantic list of very specific things that need to happen just "perfectly" in order for something like a robotic uprising to occur. If you want to live in this fantasy where nearly-immortal killer robots are going to randomly terrorize the streets of your home town, sorry but you need to get a better grip of reality.
     
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    They'll use it for nuclear bombs.
    (Seriously though, it's main user is National Nuclear Security Administration which uses it to simulate nuclear weapons)
     
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    Really we just need to create a super intelligent AI the rest will could take care of itself. However we don't even have AI's that are as smart as insects so it's not something that will happen any time soon. Personally I think if we ever do get a super intelligent AI they likely would be happy to choose to live on another planet as ours isn't all that ideal for silicon life.
     
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    Nvidia is getting shafted on the supercomputer front lately. It's really hard to compete with AMD having these HPC APU's with unified shared memory. When Zen4 or Zen5 lands I expect something like this in a desktop(this meaning a single APU with unified HBM memory).
     
  15. Lol, you gotta admit, it would run Earth Defense Force 5 pretty sweet.
     

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    Department of energy? Perhaps they are going to use it to calculate where all the electricity went.
     
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    SpajdrEX AMD Vanguard

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    Yes, it's coming guys

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    Yep!

    What was the original purpose of Skynet again? To manage the nuclear arsenal, right?

    I dont care about the name, something like this will happen, and El Capitan is another step into this direction.
     
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    I like your thinking friend:) We just need to get KevinEDF to this beast.
     
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    That's exactly it: an AI that's actually intelligent would opt for the most efficient and reliable course of action, where killing all humans would be VERY low on the list of possibilities. If for some weird reason this AI had a sense of self-preservation (an inherently biological trait), it could just bask in the sunlight with a solar panel in the middle of Bir Tawil for eternity where nobody will bother it. Otherwise, it would likely just willingly format itself or just shut itself off.
     

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