Archive for March, 2008
One of the things I like about technology is that it creates brand new worlds to play in. Being able to do something small that you couldn’t do before can sometimes open up brand new possibilities.
I thought I would make a list of technologies that have become very available in the last 2 years or so.
*accessible massively parallel computing at home
PC’s might not be increasing in cycles per second, but they are making huge gains in parallel computing. multiple cores on the cpu is just part of it. Graphics cards are now providing more general access to their processors. For certain algorithms this can mean a 100x speed up over normal cpus.
example: any notebook, cellphone, atm, street corner
*solid state notebooks.
example: apple air (ssd)
no moving parts. no seek time.
less then $200…
*scalable software driven computer infrastructure
*accessible video codec (h264)…including realtime hd over the internet…
(video best delivered by internet, then other options)
its so nerdy…how did i miss it?