[Beowulf] A start in Parallel Programming?

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 11:14:09 PDT 2007


Ah, great, I wanted something like the reference to Bremermann, thanks. The
Wiki item cites no references (!) but the discussion page does. The item
http://www.gwu.edu/~umpleby/recent_papers/2004_physical_relationships_among_matter_energy_information_umpleby.htm
looks just like what I want, but surely a physicist has written something
along these lines??
Peter

On 3/14/07, Richard Walsh <rbw at ahpcrc.org> wrote:
>
> Joe Landman wrote:
> > Peter St. John wrote:
> >>
> >> So maybe the ceiling will be (Deliverable FLOPS times Recoverable
> >> Bytes)/ml
> > I rather like the Strossian MIPS per kilogram ... :)
> I am partial to the Bremermann limit:
>
> Hans Bremermann's conjecture that "no data processing system, whether
> artificial
> or living, can process more than 2 × 10^47 bits per second per gram of
> its mass."
>
> How many Moore doublings until we reach it ... Robert ... ??
>
> rbw
>
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