Re: Hardcore SL4 Technology

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Sun Dec 11 2005 - 08:49:26 MST

On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Tennessee Leeuwenburg wrote:

> Also, there doesn't seem to be much supporting the "galaxy brain"
> estimate of computation.

> It seems to me that performing the simulation in perfect detail would
> require complexity greater than the complexity of the system itself, or
> lesser complexity but in slower than real-time.

Given the speed limit of the speed of light, it is quite
possible that computation simply cannot scale beyond a
certain point.

In order to increase the capacity of your computer, it
has to grow to a size that slows down communication
so much the simulation ends up running slower than it
did on a smaller computer.

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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