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From: Tzeentch tzeentch666@*********.net
Subject: The Matrix: Pulse chips
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 20:17:55 -0800
From: Max Rible <slothman@*********.org>

> If you can't be bothered to offer polite feedback instead of complaints,
> you can always not send any mail at all.

Hmm, something got lost in the translation from post to reponse. I did not
intend to offend. You don't believe me, I don't care. At least on that we
can agree.

> >And it's taken how long for semiconductors to reach the size and power
> >cost effectiveness to be embedded in appliances? And why would it be
> >advantageous to use the system you postulate (that you say is expensive
> >develop)?
> The quantum pulse element technology allows programmers to reconfigure
> computers to special purposes. Need to do vector or matrix math
> calculation in unit time? Previously O(n) and O(n**2) algorithms
> run in constant time as long as n is appropriately sized for the
> number of megapulses you have in your system, and for larger
> arrays of data you chop a big multiplier off the amount of time
> required. For heavy computing applications (as opposed to small
> embedded systems), this makes a lot of sense.

I'm unclear on the mechanism behind this. Could you provide a link for this
sort of technology? Field programmable arrays and quantum computing I am
aware of. This sort of thing I'm not. This is all done in hardware I'm
assuming, actually changing the physical structure of the chip.

> Once you have the production lines and design systems in place for
> building these devices into computers, it is likely to be cheaper
> to adapt the same devices to embedded systems rather than to main
> entirely parallel, separate production lines to churn out a different
> category of devices.

So the limiting agent is actually the software that the devices use? IE one
model of pulsechip is used in many devices, with its actual configuration
varying from device to device?


"If some unemployed punk in New Jersey can get a casette to make love to
Elle McPherson for $19.95, this virtual reality stuff is going to make crack
look like Sanka."
-Dennis Miller

> --
> %% Max Rible

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