RE: Teraflops consumer chips by 2006

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Tue Mar 13 2001 - 07:33:12 MST

> Compressing the data *could* potentially give you worthwhile gains if
> your app is heavy on disk access.

This is true. It happens that the Webmind AI Engine is very ~light~ on
disk access, because it assumes that all relevant data is kept in RAM.
Disk is where it stores old memories, that it can occasionally browse
as one browses through a library.

> I've used Java for memory demanding apps in the past and found it to be
> a terrible memory hog, mainly because of it's poor garbage collection.
> I found it didn't scale very well at all. It seems like an odd choice,
> that's why I was asking.

Java has many flaws, but they can be worked around with sufficient attention
to the subtleties of the JVM


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