Originally Posted by The Bogg
I must say I'm a bit puzzled when a speaker comes out that is "the best we know how to make" or whatever, and then it is superceded a short time later with a completely different sound. Oh well, it keeps life interesting, and the wallet empty.
What is surprising about that? It happens ALL the time.
I attended a conference last week on computational physics. A couple years ago, the
"best we know how to make" supercomputer was LLNL's Blue Gene/L at 0.5 Petaflops.
Currently LANL has the "best we know how to make" supercomputer; the Roadrunner;
at about 1.0 Petaflops.
In a couple years, LLNL will have a new supercomputer currently in the acquisition
process called Sequoia; which will be 20 Petaflops. The state of the art marches on...
The impetus for the X-2 Series II was Dave Wilson's visit to the Musikverein in Vienna,
one of the best concert halls in the world. In Dave's opinion, the sound of this hall could
not be equalled even with the X-2 Series i; which sent Dave back to the drawing board
to modify the X-2. It appears like Dave Wilson succeeded in improving an already