Re: Time and Minds

From: Xavier Lumine (
Date: Sat Sep 29 2001 - 14:49:07 MDT

Such a number is impossible to estimate to any closer than two magnitudes. I
can only say that such processing power is available today for a reasonable
price (thousands, not millions, of dollars).

Are you asking what the operations per second will be on the AI which might
cause the Singularity?

The only concrete numbers I can give relate to the possible hardware
configuration of the cluster which we plan to run the seed AI on:

27 boards, each with 1 or 2 Celeron or Pentium 3 processors, at 1 GHz each.
Not sure what the ops/clock on the respective processors are (4? 6?)

Dmitriy Myshkin
Head, Flare Project

>My question is somewhat simpler. Is there an actual estimated crossover
>of 'operations per second' where the Singularity must occur? Is there a
>calculated range where it could occur? If someone has estimated this level
>of processing, what are the calculations per second?

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