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Cold! (3, Interesting)

erick99 (743982) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351910)

Imagine having to keep a vat of liquid nitrogen at your desk in order to use your computer! Notice the Fluke thermometer showing -105C (-157F). Now that is damned cold....

-erick

Re:Cold! (3, Insightful)

_Pablo (126574) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351996)

If Intel hadn't decided to kill P4 in favour of PM then we may have had to do it sooner rather than later!

It would be amazing to have to use LN2...but then again since I first stuck my finger on top of my 68000 and realising it was a lot hotter than my 6502 i'm constantly amazed how hot these things are getting.

Erm... (4, Insightful)

tehdely (690619) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351913)

I sure hope they were using Gentoo, because if not they couldn't take advantage of those incredible speeds with some hot -O3 -funroll-loops action :P

In all seriousness, this is pretty amazing, but I can't really see the usefulness. For sheer geek pride, sure, why not? But as far as I can tell the expense involved outweighs any gain in performance; for probably half of what these poor folks spent getting a P4 to run stably at 6 ghz (and it doesn't even sound super-stable from what I've read) they could've probably bought a couple more CPUs and had a proper SMP system instead. Regardless, I admire their tenacity and mourn for the warranty on their poor CPU :P

Re:Erm... (5, Funny)

MikeXpop (614167) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351944)

In all seriousness, this is pretty amazing, but I can't really see the usefulness.
To pick up chicks, obviously.

Re:Erm... (5, Insightful)

bizpile (758055) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351952)

But as far as I can tell the expense involved outweighs any gain in performance;

Isn't that what being a geek is all about? It's a "becuase it's there"-type of thing.

Re:Erm... (1)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351953)

Look at the pi calculation screenshot, they are using windows....and using a 6Ghz cpu w/ 512 ram...

Re:Erm... (3, Funny)

_Pablo (126574) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352058)

The CPU-Z shots very strongly suggest it's running in windows. But just maybe it's a VM on Linux, or Wine or some other reason to mention Linux on slashdot!

It's a shame the pi calc shot is done when it's running at 5.4Ghz instead of the arbitrary 6Ghz...

Re:Erm... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10351975)

In all seriousness, this is pretty amazing, but I can't really see the usefulness. For sheer geek pride, sure, why not?
Oh for crying out loud. Nearly every article on Slashdot falls into that category. As does Slashdot itself. It's Saturday night, lighten up.

Re:Erm... (4, Interesting)

anthonyclark (17109) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351985)

speaking of gentoo; What I'd like to see would be a benchmark 'emerge system' or bootstrap.sh. One run should be on a single proc system with MAKEOPTS="-j2". The other should be on a system with dual processors at half the speed of the first system, with MAKEOPTS="-j3".

I ran something like this a while back; a dual p3-500 just about matched a single p4-1.5.

With some "real" benchmarks, we'd at least be able to weigh this 6GHz beast against a dual 3GHz beast...

Re:Erm... (0, Troll)

NetCow (117556) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352063)

I can't really believe that, unless you ran your hard drive(s) in PIO mode and kept on poking them while running the bootstrap. A dual SMP system has around 85-90% of a processor of the same generation but with double the speed. In your example, two P3/500 should about have matched an 1 GHz P3, and that's *about*. More realistically, they'd have run on par with a 900 MHz P3. There is no *way* that a dual P3/500 system will match an 1 GHz P4, not to speak of your claims of beating an 1.5 GHz P4.

Re:Erm... (5, Informative)

_Pablo (126574) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352091)

Clock for clock, the final P3 (the Pentium III S) would smoke the original P4 (Willamete) no questions asked. So it's quite possible dual P3/500s could have beaten a 1.5Ghz P4 on many benchmarks.

Re:Erm... (1)

smurf975 (632127) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352157)

Neither in a heavy multi-threaded enverionment?

Re:Erm... (1)

cjellibebi (645568) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351989)

> sure hope they were using Gentoo, because if not they couldn't take advantage of those incredible speeds with some hot -O3 -funroll-loops action :P

Don't forget -march=pentium2

Doh! -march=pentium4 (1)

cjellibebi (645568) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352011)

-march=pentium4

Aaaaaargh!
Must not cut and paste from makefiles.

Re:Erm... (1)

lphuberdeau (774176) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352059)

Actually, the images show they were using windows...

Re:Erm... (5, Funny)

10scjed (695280) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352112)

wow, windows at 6GHz, think of how much spyware it would take to finally slow it down...

Re:Erm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10352070)

...they could've probably bought a couple more CPUs and had a proper SMP system instead."

And I'm sure that would have gotten them a write-up on slashdot wouldn't it? Man, the Guiness Book of Records must just confuzzle the fuck out of you eh?

Re:Erm... (2, Funny)

SensitiveMale (155605) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352103)

In all seriousness, this is pretty amazing, but I can't really see the usefulness. For sheer geek pride, sure, why not? But as far as I can tell the expense involved outweighs any gain in performance

Damn. I was hoping to buy a $99 liquid nitrogen cooling kit at CompUSA tomorrow. :)

Don't forget the dual clocked ALU (4, Informative)

prestwich (123353) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351918)

So P4's double clock their ALUs - that means that ALU is shifting at > 12GHz.

Welcome to measuring your operations in picoseconds.

Re:Don't forget the dual clocked ALU (1)

prestwich (123353) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351939)

Erm I mean in lets see - ~80ps/clock?

All of that speed... (2, Funny)

poofyhairguy82 (635386) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351922)

calculates pi

Just to figure out the answer to a problem every 8th grader knows.

Re:All of that speed... (4, Funny)

lukewarmfusion (726141) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352016)

No kidding. I could have told them that it was 3 and they would have saved so much time and money.

I'm, sorry (1)

dupper (470576) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351923)

How does that last screenshot show them calculating pi? Also, it's 'only' running at 5.5GHz, in that screen.

Just in time... (5, Funny)

Ars-Fartsica (166957) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351924)

With winter coming and the price of oil approaching $50, you can now safely turn off your heater and just point the vent of your 6Ghz P4 into the middle of the room...or maybe run a venting system off of it connected to the heat ducts in your house...

Re:Just in time... (1)

mobby_6kl (668092) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352064)

Nope, don't think so. The actual temperature is between -90C and -130C, so this would be more useful on those hot days.

Heh. (2, Informative)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352073)

It would take a HUGE fan to keep it from overheating and causing a board shutdown or a processor meltdown.

I've got a 3.02 ghz, mildly overclocked, and the fan shutting down and the board automatically shutting down due to high heat are nearly simultaneous.

doom 3 (5, Funny)

Coneasfast (690509) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351925)

ok, yes, doom 3 has some pretty high sys requirements to run smoothly, but isn't this going a wee bit overboard?

Re:doom 3 (1)

whiteranger99x (235024) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351943)

Nah, I think this MAY just reach those requirements ;)

Re:doom 3 (1)

Maul (83993) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352057)

Not really. They may even be able to get above 10 FPS with this thing!

Re:doom 3 (1)

Kpt Kill (649374) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352085)

time for them to give deus ex 2 a try

Re:doom 3 (4, Funny)

NtroP (649992) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352097)

Nah, this is in preparation for Duke Nukem Forever.

calculate pi... (3, Funny)

spacemky (236551) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351928)

Look how fast I can calculate pi:

3.1415927

wow, that was fast.

Re:calculate pi... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10351964)

You missed some digits at the end.

Re:calculate pi... (1)

whiteranger99x (235024) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351981)

That's ALL you got? Damn you're slow, I calculated this in the same time:

3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196 4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 3786783165 2712019091 4564856692 3460348610 4543266482 1339360726 0249141273 7245870066 0631558817 4881520920 9628292540 9171536436 7892590360 0113305305 4882046652 1384146951 9415116094 3305727036 5759591953 0921861173 8193261179 3105118548 0744623799 6274956735 1885752724 8912279381 8301194912 9833673362 4406566430 8602139494 6395224737 1907021798 6094370277 0539217176 2931767523 8467481846 7669405132 0005681271 4526356082 7785771342 7577896091 7363717872 1468440901 2249534301 4654958537 1050792279 6892589235 4201995611 2129021960 8640344181 5981362977 4771309960 5187072113 4999999837 2978049951 0597317328 1609631859 5024459455 3469083026 4252230825 3344685035 2619311881 7101000313 7838752886 5875332083 8142061717 7669147303 5982534904 2875546873 1159562863 8823537875 9375195778 1857780532 1712268066 1300192787 6611195909 2164201989

Re:calculate pi... (1)

Cygnus78 (628037) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352087)

But do you remember them in your head ? One day I had nothing to do so I memorized the first 100 decimals. Unfortunately I do not remember them all anymore.

Pfft (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10352158)

I can remember every single digit, just perhaps not in the right order.

Re:calculate pi... (1)

xmas2003 (739875) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352146)

Instead of the "pi" benchmark, can these guys to join my Folding@HOME team!?! [powder2glass.com]

Updating Wikipedia Now (0, Troll)

rudy_wayne (414635) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351932)


In the category "Way too much free time on their hands"

Re:Updating Wikipedia Now (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10351963)

Your probably just jealous you didn't try the idea yourself.

Re:Updating Wikipedia Now (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10351986)

You know what? people who say "they have way too much time on their hands" or "how do they have the time to do that" .. REALLY piss me off

Cause just about always, people who say that never did a damn progressive thing ever in their life. It's just a lame excuse underacheivers make trying to pull down those who are out there making stuff happen.

Look at yourself first .. Browsing slashdot .. how come you have time to do that? Like what exactly do you do with YOUR time? I dont see you being the CEO of a major corp or contributing anything to society.

Re:Updating Wikipedia Now (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10352015)

In the category "Way too much free time on their hands"

Oh yes, they didn't waste their time watching Jerry Springer or whatever like YOU do. Imagine that.

I for one... (-1, Redundant)

XaviorPenguin (789745) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351935)

...welcome our New Pentium 4 3.6Ghz Overclocking Overlords

Tops 6ghz? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10351937)

So it tops 6 GHz, but they only calculate pi at 5.4 GHz? Sounds like the only thing it can run at 6 GHz without crashing is CPU-Z...

Re:Tops 6ghz? (1)

Wtcher (312395) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351967)

Reading through their thread, it seems they had it even faster than 6GHz at one point but the system crashed trying to take a screenshot. >_

Re:Tops 6ghz? (1)

Andypro (707299) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352160)

Erm, actually no. Their unstable screenshot of 6009.8 MHz is actually around 5.87 GHz, NOT over 6 GHz. However, it's quite possible that clock frequency isn't the 'binary' mega and giga that describes HD and RAM capacity, in which case you can ignore this post :p I just assumed that since clock ticks values are binary, perhaps the ticks/second should also be.

Only 5.4GHz (1)

mind21_98 (18647) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351938)

The pi screenshot's only showing 5.4GHz. Is this a mistake?

Re:Only 5.4GHz (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10351960)

Look at the first one. They must have lowered it a bit to calculate pi since it was probably unstable at 6GHz or something.

Re:Only 5.4GHz (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10351980)

It seems that the actual sustained speed was probably lower then 6GHz, but the peak speed topped out at 6GHz.

Re:Only 5.4GHz (4, Informative)

mobby_6kl (668092) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351997)

As the AC already said, it's not stable at 6Ghz, from the article:

Not bench stable - just a screenshot record :)

The CPU powersupply seems to require quite a bit of modding in order to bench past 5.4GHz.

Fool! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10352040)

They must know the value of pi first, then they can round the number.

skynet ensues... (5, Funny)

sciguy125 (791065) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351940)

I think we need to stop making our computers go so fast. We're only making things easier for Skynet.

Re:skynet ensues... (5, Funny)

Etienne Steward (677851) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351987)

I, for one, welcome our new 6GHz overlords...

Don't forget the other milestones (1)

CrackedButter (646746) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351941)

Because if 6Ghz has been broken then so has the 4Ghz and 5Ghz barriers.

In layman's terms... (3, Funny)

xactuary (746078) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351946)

their scroll bar works faster than yours.

Throughput not clock speed (0, Redundant)

crashnbur (127738) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351947)

Yeah, so it's fast. How much can it handle?

Processor speed envy is like penis envy. The bigger it looks, the better it seems, but just as size can be less important than how you use it, speed can be less important if bandwidth is wimpy.

Re:Throughput not clock speed (3, Insightful)

PureCreditor (300490) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352116)

the physical speed limitations of hard drives (sustained read/write, not SATA) is the real wimpy part of the bandwidth....

when running multi-gigabyte SQL queries (at work, our entire RDBMS is about 1TB), the crawling speeds of the hard drive is evident. the time it takes to develop the SQL query and the time it takes to run it are comparable (btw, the queries are okay optimized)

6GHz might be useful for 3D rendering jobs or obsessive gamers, but for the bulk of the business world, the HDD is still the pain in the a**

Re:Throughput not clock speed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10352121)

Processor speed envy is like penis envy. The bigger it looks, the better it seems, but just as size can be less important than how you use it, speed can be less important if bandwidth is wimpy. So you're saying you have a small penis?

Re:Throughput not clock speed (1)

gazoombo (650701) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352137)

Yeah, I noticed the FSB is still only running @ 333. ..

now gimme that without the LN2 (1)

SaidinUnleashed (797936) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351949)

Holy Crap, tht is fast. When can i get speeds like that without the LN2?!?!

I wonder how fast you can get a BSoD on this baby! (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10351951)

Just think of the potential.

hmmm... (5, Funny)

jjeffries (17675) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351958)

take a look at how fast it calculates pi

I hope it's a substantial improvement over my machine... Seems like I've been waiting forever for it to finish...

Re:hmmm... (2, Funny)

kzinti (9651) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352045)

Seems like I've been waiting forever for it to finish...

May be, but at least it keeps your memory banks free of bloodthirsty demons like Boradis, Keslack, and Rejick.

why doesn't anyone do a dualie? (1)

caldfyr (814077) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351965)

Getting a single proc that high is cool, but I've love to see 2 opturons or xeons overclocked insanely high.

Uhm... (1)

empiricistrob (638862) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351966)

I'm sure chemists love to make catchy abbreviations for common substances. I've never heard a chemist call liquid nitrogen anything but liquid nitrogen.

Re:Uhm... (1)

belg4mit (152620) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352151)

Yeah liquid nitrogen it's like, as common as water. AFAIK LN2 is more of an engineering
abbreviation but I have definitely heard it used.

Pi has been slashdotted (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10351974)

but don't worry I got a copy.

3.
1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196 4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 3786783165 2712019091 4564856692 3460348610 4543266482 1339360726 0249141273 7245870066 0631558817 4881520920 9628292540 9171536436 7892590360 0113305305 4882046652 1384146951 9415116094 3305727036 5759591953 0921861173 8193261179 3105118548 0744623799 6274956735 1885752724 8912279381 8301194912 9833673362 4406566430 8602139494 6395224737 1907021798 6094370277 0539217176 2931767523 8467481846 7669405132 0005681271 4526356082 7785771342 7577896091 7363717872 1468440901 2249534301 4654958537 1050792279 6892589235 4201995611 2129021960 8640344181 5981362977 4771309960 5187072113 4999999837 2978049951 0597317328 1609631859 5024459455 3469083026 4252230825 3344685035 2619311881 7101000313 7838752886 5875332083 8142061717 7669147303 5982534904 2875546873 1159562863 8823537875 9375195778 1857780532 1712268066 1300192787 6611195909 2164201989

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Re:Pi has been slashdotted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10352115)

Uh, could you round that up for me please?

Somewhere around the 1300th decimal place would be nice.

Re:Pi has been slashdotted (3, Funny)

MBCook (132727) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352124)

You got part of it wrong.

The part where you have "...5...", that should be "...7..."

Have a nice day ;)

(he he he)

Re:Pi has been slashdotted (5, Funny)

Bryan_W (649785) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352141)

You missed a few at the end

Re:Pi has been slashdotted (1)

daniel23 (605413) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352195)


I think you might have a typo there, ahh, just a second while I finish comparing it...

6 GHz is not that impressive. (4, Interesting)

reporter (666905) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351977)

At 6 GHz, the only applications that can show appreciable performance improvement are CPU-bound ones. Hence, a program that sits entirely in the on-chip cache will show significant improvement. An example of such a program is the one calculating the value of pi.

Memory-bound applications will not show significant improvement. At 6 GHz, most applications become memory bound since memory becomes extremely slow in responding to the 6 GHz processor.

Has anyone liquid cooled the G5 and the Opteron driven them to 6 GHz? I bet that the G5 could crush the Pentium in performance since the G5 has a powerful floating point unit.

Re:6 GHz is not that impressive. (1)

Wtcher (312395) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351991)

It does seem that they overclocked their bus as well, though, not just the CPU.

Re:6 GHz is not that impressive. (2, Insightful)

PureCreditor (300490) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352150)

nearly any other CPU architecture running at 6GHz will muder the P4's performance in either integer or float-point, partially due to Prescott's insanely long 31-stage pipeline and relatively week parallelism

also, the P4 excels only in programs so small it can fit in the really small L1 cache. AMD's L1 cache is the really juicy one. =)

Intel designed the Pentium 4 solely around marketing's requirements of consumer hype instead of sound technical choices.

Re:6 GHz is not that impressive. (1, Troll)

mobby_6kl (668092) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352190)

>nearly any other CPU architecture running at 6GHz will muder the P4's

Good luck getting the G5/Opertron to run at this speed. Hell, even half that speed.

Appropriate Homerism... (3, Funny)

3D Monkey (808934) | more than 9 years ago | (#10351982)

mmmMMMMmmmm Pi

*drooling* aggghhhhhh

Re:Appropriate Homerism... (3, Funny)

upsidedown_duck (788782) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352202)


No, it's

mmmmmmm floor Pi

Memory? (1)

gwoodrow (753388) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352006)

No, I didn't RTFA. But I had to post before doing so - because I just think it would be incredibly humorous to have a processor that fast that's stuck with 128mb of RAM.

"Yah! My penis is three feet long but I can't even pop wood!"

8 lots of P4 at 3.2 GHz overclocked. (2, Funny)

daveh_oz (697309) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352012)

Now just imagine it - an 8 CPU powered box with each CPU running at 3.2 (rated) overclocked to 6.4 GHz = 51.2 GHz with a exabyte of Hard drive space. The ultimate BeOS machine - just wondering if anyone would consider building one :).

51.2 GHz (1)

way2trivial (601132) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352132)

I could do my SETI work units in realtime!

Hmmm (5, Funny)

Z-95 (801437) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352013)

In other news, Microsoft increases Longhorn's recommended requirements to 7GHz.

Lighten up! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10352029)

Oh get a grip, people... Everyone knows that this was pointless and there was no real benefit to doing this.

This was done just for the fun of it more than anything else.

LN2 ? Try some LHe! (2, Informative)

cyberfunk2 (656339) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352034)

What's this LN2 stuff... everyone knows REAL overclockers use liquid helium surrounded by a vaccum flask with another LN2 flask outside of it. (P.S. That's the setup they use to cool NMR machines for chemistry that have superconducting magnets in them)

Decimal ugliness! (1)

Thinkit4 (745166) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352039)

Oh, the wasted computing power computing decimal when hexadecimal is so much easier. You don't need more Hertz, you need to switch to hexadecimal!

Let Jeanne cool it. (1)

datadriven (699893) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352056)

Being a florida resident I think you should let the hurricane cool that chip. It gets even cooler after the power goes out.

Sure.. that's cool.. what about... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10352060)

the warranty? I'm sure the heat and added radiation just nuked their ability to have kids. Guess we can't pass on great OC'ing skills through the gene pool 8-)

It calculated PI? (4, Funny)

rco3 (198978) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352061)

Waitaminute, waitaminute, waitaminute! They timed how long it took to calculate PI? That implies that it *FINISHED* calculating pi!

Now, THAT's "News for Nerds. Stuff That Matters"

Re:It calculated PI? (4, Funny)

SEE (7681) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352069)

And it completed an infinite loop in under five seconds.

Alienware's next product. (0, Flamebait)

Thingummywut (717963) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352067)

Since Alienware charges $2000 for .4 Ghz of overclocking (with its 4 Ghz OCed processor) with really rich preppies buying them, then this would be worth... $12,000 more than normal?

I think I can predict Alienware's next product.

Imagine... (1, Funny)

bool morpheus() (689231) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352068)

a beowul--ah, nevermind.

Yksi Kaksi Kolme (or however you spell it) (2, Funny)

pugdk (697845) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352075)

It *might* be Pi they are calculating in that screenshot, but heck, what does "Laskenta Alkaa" means?

God I hate screenshots in a language I can't understand.

Typical finnish, first they take over the only FPS ever worth playing (aq2), now they're taking over /.!

Re:Yksi Kaksi Kolme (or however you spell it) (1)

dotwaffle (610149) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352119)

I have spent some time in Finland, as I help with the Assembly demo party there, and Akiba sponsor... They're cool guys, and they were really good when it came to me having to buy 15m of Cat6 cable from them (although they didn't have Cat7 :))

Anyway, back on topic... I believe alkaa is the verb to drink alcohol, and laskenta is something about a port or something... Lentokenta means airport, and lento definately means aeroplane.

Re:Yksi Kaksi Kolme (or however you spell it) (1)

dotwaffle (610149) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352130)

Just remembered, Alko is alcohol... alkaa I think is work... I think someone thwopped me last time I got that wrong :) What can I say! En puhu suomea!

Re:Yksi Kaksi Kolme (or however you spell it) (1)

pugdk (697845) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352136)

so basically the pi calculation is not about pi, but is about "Drink the port?".

As usual finnish makes no sense :-)

cool (1)

pyro17 (748571) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352082)

I remeber when tomshardware.com did the 5 ghz project and broke 5. I thought it was cool. They used liquid nitrogen.

LN2 fitted Laptop (2, Funny)

malia8888 (646496) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352094)

I think the LN2 is cold enough to crack the pleats in my good wool skirt

This is the type of thing..... (3, Insightful)

Sean Johnson (66456) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352123)

that helps to perpetuate the "MHz myth". If MHz don't matter, why are these guys doing these crazy things to increase the MHz? I know it is just for the "fun of it", "to see if it can be done". However,(tongue-in-cheek) this stuff just influences people to rely on MHz numbers more and more. It teaches young-ins that more MHz is better whatever the cost. What we need is a great story about how Bill Buxley and his pal Jan Hammy had strung 32 CPU's together with chicken wire in thier garage. This would be the parallelism hack equivalent to overclocking. Pretty soon though we would have to contend with the "parallelism myth" and the industry would in turn be trying to deemphasis parallelism for Mhz. It would be a cycle in that manner until finally one day the industry hits it big with the "quantumn computing myth". Stay tuned if your still alive by then. LOL!

one thing.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10352142)

BogoMIPS, i want to know how many.

Deus Ex IW (2, Funny)

Chiisu (462604) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352165)

So Deus Ex IW will run at a smooth 60 FPS now?

Ever used Photoshop (-1, Troll)

Natchswing (588534) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352186)

Anyone here ever used Photoshop? I can take pictures of liquid nitrogen on my processor and doctor a screen capture to say 12 Ghz if it will get me on the front page of Slashdot.

In fact, doctoring up the image would take less time than writing this comment.

LAN Party! (0, Offtopic)

sammy_cda (783295) | more than 9 years ago | (#10352189)

I can't wait to take mine to the next lan party.
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