From: Dani Eder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Apr 10 2001 - 15:06:42 MDT
--- "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <email@example.com>
> Dani Eder wrote:
> > My rough estimate of human-level cpu power is
> > 10^11 neurons x 10^4 synapses x 100 Hz = 10^17
> > = 3000 Tflops.
> Isn't this 100 Pflops or 100,000 Tflops?
> -- -- -- --
I assume one synapse firing represents one bit of
data. One floating point value = 32 bits nominally
scientific calculations. Therefore 10^17 bits/sec =
approx 3x10^15 Flops = 3000 Tflops. I personally
think bits/sec is a more fundamental unit of measure
than Flops, but computer power is often quoted in
Mflops, GFlops, and Tflops. It would be 3 Petaflops,
but peta- is not a commonly used metric prefix yet,
and I was converting into 'common' units for the
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