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  •  No, the point I'm making is 20 trillion isn't that (3+ / 0-)
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    patbahn, Hey338Too, nchristine

    big of a number in computing. Not anymore. Billions are the work of the moment, a trillion just takes a thousand moments. And splitting up data between inexpensive, relatively powerful, computers would be a very effective way to do the first pass on the data analysis. And many of these types of data search algorithms lend themselves to GPGPU solutions. I'm not saying they get the data processed in real time, they don't need to. But the shear volume of data isn't a daunting task to process and with some rather simple and inexpensive setups could easily be handled, initially processed, then shipped off to Utah (or wherever) for further analysis and possibly permanent storage.

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    by ontheleftcoast on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 03:00:45 PM PDT

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    •  I have to admit that I laughed... (3+ / 0-)
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      nchristine, Reggid, ontheleftcoast

      ... to myself about the thought of the stuff getting "shipped to Utah" on the internet and having our government's computers "recapturing" the data and trying to process it again.

      Anyway, no need to worry about using GPU's and the like for this kind of stuff.  I read somewhere that the government has a couple of Cray's used for this process.  Knowing the company that I used to work for, Watson is probably on the case as well (hopefully it doesn't think it's still playing Jeopardy).

      Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

      by Hey338Too on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 05:33:10 PM PDT

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