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World's most powerful super computer

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    borosen

    World's most powerful supercomputer goes online (fwd)

    Windows is running the most powerful super computer :O

    Joke aside, it is some impressive numbers, especially if they where successfully organized.

    As a comparison, Folding@Home have according to Wikipedia many hundred thousands of partisipants.

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    GoddersUK

    Now that's a really scary thought. Any idea what the average persons bandwidth is? It would be good to work out how much bandwidth that could pump out if they tried a DOS or something similar. You wouldn't stand much chance against it.

    Does anyone know how this compares to the botnet (at least I think it was, I can't remeber) that attacked some of the DNS's a while back?

    borosen wrote:
    Windows is running the most powerful super computer


    Given the circumstances that's hardly a good thing.


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    ZippyV

    It's time for Microsoft to update mrt.exe so it can recognize and remove that stormbot virus.

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    W3bbo

    GoddersUK wrote:
    Now that's a really scary thought. Any idea what the average persons bandwidth is? It would be good to work out how much bandwidth that could pump out if they tried a DOS or something similar. You wouldn't stand much chance against it.


    Probably 99.99% of every host on the Internet today is vulnerable if the botnet used all the resources available to them.

    The remaining 0.01% would be sites like Google.com and Microsoft.com, sites which are mirrored worldwide with really fat pipes.

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    ZippyV

    What's the official name of the virus?

    Win32/Stormbot ?

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    Dr Herbie

    borosen wrote:
    World's most powerful supercomputer goes online (fwd)

    Windows is running the most powerful super computer

    Joke aside, it is some impressive numbers, especially if they where successfully organized.

    As a comparison, Folding@Home have according to Wikipedia many hundred thousands of partisipants.



    I once drafted a short story about a CS researcher who releases a virus that acts like a neuron.  He gives it up as a failure until 15 years later he starts getting strange messages from someone claiming to be his child. Never managed to figure out an ending though ...


    Herbie

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    W3bbo

    Dr Herbie wrote:
    I once drafted a short story about a CS researcher who releases a virus that acts like a neuron.  He gives it up as a failure until 15 years later he starts getting strange messages from someone claiming to be his child. Never managed to figure out an ending though ...


    The "child" develops an artificial form of Alzheimer's and dies

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    Bas

    Dr Herbie wrote:
    
    I once drafted a short story about a CS researcher who releases a virus that acts like a neuron.  He gives it up as a failure until 15 years later he starts getting strange messages from someone claiming to be his child. Never managed to figure out an ending though ...


    It turns out that "Rosebud" was his sled all along.

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    W3bbo

    Bas wrote:
    
    Dr Herbie wrote:
    
    I once drafted a short story about a CS researcher who releases a virus that acts like a neuron.  He gives it up as a failure until 15 years later he starts getting strange messages from someone claiming to be his child. Never managed to figure out an ending though ...


    It turns out that "Rosebud" was his sled all along.



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    YearOfThe​LinuxDesktop

    Dr Herbie wrote:
    

    I once drafted a short story about a CS researcher who releases a virus that acts like a neuron.  He gives it up as a failure until 15 years later he starts getting strange messages from someone claiming to be his child. Never managed to figure out an ending though ...



    the AI takes control of the world, the survivors refuge themselves in an underground city called Zion. oh and keanu reeves saves the day :O

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    Bas

    W3bbo wrote:
    




    I like imagining how that block they're on is the Empire State Building, and that there's a guy down below who'll point at Trinity's mangled corpse and proclaim that "'twas beauty killed the beast."

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    Dr Herbie

    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    
    Dr Herbie wrote:
    

    I once drafted a short story about a CS researcher who releases a virus that acts like a neuron.  He gives it up as a failure until 15 years later he starts getting strange messages from someone claiming to be his child. Never managed to figure out an ending though ...



    the AI takes control of the world, the survivors refuge themselves in an underground city called Zion. oh and keanu reeves saves the day


    ... or he names the AI 'Sky', but Sky renames itself to reflect it's distributed nature to 'SkyNET' ...

    Herbie

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    Massif

    I'm trying to remember, but the "virus as AI" idea was kinda used by someone else.

    Except in their case it was "massive update to OSs around the world becomes AI". Ack! I can't remember who the author was, but I think they road the "Sky Road"...

    Ah ha! Thank you live.com, Ken Macleod.

    Now, I could still be worng that he wrote that bit though, and I have no idea which book it was in. The plot featured a talking gun if memory serves though...

    [edit: patience, it would seem, is a virtue I don't have. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Fraction-Fall-Revolution-Novel/dp/1857238338/ref=pd_sim_b_2/026-2001317-2442804 ]

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