Talk:Titan (supercomputer)

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Programming model[edit]

Could we have something about the programming model and operating system for this computer. How is the parallelism exploited? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:39, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

I'll see what I can find. James086Talk 14:51, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Name inspiration?[edit]

Was Titan inspired by the Deus Ex mod 2027? IIRC, there is an AI in the mod named Titan and one of the endings is merging with it. -- (talk) 12:02, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

I doubt it, I can't find a source to link the two. I think it's just due to it's titanic processing power. James086Talk 19:40, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Titan (supercomputer)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: W.D. (talk · contribs) 00:48, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

GA review (see here for what the criteria are, and here for what they are not)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS for lead, layout, word choice, fiction, and lists):
    Seems like it meets MoS
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (reference section): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
    Refs seem reliable and all OK
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
  6. It is illustrated by images and other media, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free content have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:
    Seems good to go, well written.

System volume and mass?[edit]

Can anyone provide a volume and mass for the full Titan system, please? It's the first machine on the planet theoretically capable of simulating neural state changes at the same rate as a human brain (around 1015Hz) and I want to compare Titan's physical embodiment with that of a biological brain. I've estimated its volume from its area in the article x 2m (so about 800m3). I therefore estimate its mass to be around 500 tonnes based on what I know of the air space in typical computer cabinets but more accurate figures would be very useful. Many thanks if you can help. p.r.newman (talk) 13:45, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Downloading The Human to a Computer[edit]

Couldn't this computer download all of a human memories in a mere second? out of all the studies I've read/done, The most accepted size of the human mind is about 1.25 Terabytes. If this computer is really as fast and as powerful as the page says it is, this computer would be key to completing the Human Consciousness Download Project (HCDP) that I have been studying and hope to complete in the future. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:17, 31 January 2014 (UTC)