Just Games

In the year 2000, the fastest computer in the world was the IBM ASCI White which pumped out 7.2 TFLOPS.  That’s really fast.  It cost $110 million.

The next Xbox was just announced for release later this year.  It runs at 6 TFLOPS and will probably cost around $600 USD – and likely not much less than that to build.

17 years later, the fastest computer in the world sits in my living room so that I can drive pretend race cars after the kids go to bed.

That’s pretty amazing.

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