Re: "Cybernetic Totalism?"

From: John Clark (
Date: Sun Oct 15 2000 - 14:34:13 MDT

> xgl writes:

>specifically, he mentions the brittleness of human programming.

I think a small step was taken in overcoming that brittleness in the SMASH
architecture (Simple, Many and Self-Healing) that IBM will use in its new
hyper-computer Blue Gene. If any of the one million processors malfunctions
the entire computer doesn't die it just slows down a little, the same is true if
any of the 8 million simultaneous computational threads runs into trouble.

        John K Clark

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