March 19, 2006

What grows by 88% per year?

Imagine you had EUR 1000 today. Is it possible that you become a millionaire in 10 years by just capitalizing on the interest? -- Only if the interest is around 100% per year.

Well, in the field of supercomputers performance has grown consitently at a rate of around 88% per year for 12 years - circa 2000 times over since 1993. The rate of growth in this area is twice that of single processor performance which is 40%-50% per year. I find this amazing.

Top 500 supercomputer sites list

Highlights of the 26th Top500 List (Erich Strohmaier)

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March 09, 2006

I want one of these

Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet


... My birthday is on 8th of July in case you wondered.

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