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I've been trying to build this computer on Dell's site for about two straight weeks now.
October 30, 2001 1:08 PM   Subscribe

I've been trying to build this computer on Dell's site for about two straight weeks now. What would you do with 6 TFLOPS?
posted by prodigal (28 comments total)

 
tetris.
posted by ColdChef at 1:12 PM on October 30, 2001


or battletris!
posted by kliuless at 1:15 PM on October 30, 2001


I would be able to run Quake at 4,000 frames per second, and still get killed because of Net lag.
posted by jjg at 1:22 PM on October 30, 2001


NetHack!
posted by dwivian at 1:23 PM on October 30, 2001


Search the MeFi database!
posted by eyeballkid at 1:23 PM on October 30, 2001


Colossal Cave. A *really* Colossal Cave.
posted by mrmanley at 1:23 PM on October 30, 2001


Porn. Lots and lots of porn.
posted by Outlawyr at 1:41 PM on October 30, 2001


I'd still have to wait ten minutes for Windows 98 to boot up.
posted by bondcliff at 1:44 PM on October 30, 2001


I'd build a robot to give people foot massages. Practical and fun!
posted by jaustinspace at 1:45 PM on October 30, 2001


Imagine a Beowulf Cluster of....oh, wait, wrong site.
posted by m@ at 1:48 PM on October 30, 2001


mmmmm.....sweet, sweet terraflops......

I'd make matter from pure energy.
posted by jpoulos at 2:02 PM on October 30, 2001


I'd name it ZOD. Then all my friends would come over and:

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!
posted by Wulfgar! at 2:05 PM on October 30, 2001


I would catalog my extensive collection of Dom DeLuise glass figurines, the envy of every collector.
posted by Kafkaesque at 2:11 PM on October 30, 2001


So, can it find Osama Bin Laden?
posted by zanpo at 2:16 PM on October 30, 2001


buildingtris :)
posted by kliuless at 2:16 PM on October 30, 2001


I would be able to run Quake at 4,000 frames per second, and still get killed because of Net lag.

Isn't that really more of a function of the graphics card that you're using? I bet this thing is just hooked up to an old CGA terminal or something. Sweet maroon and cyan!
posted by warhol at 2:24 PM on October 30, 2001


I'd sell it that must buy a lot of Bud
posted by timetostepback at 2:47 PM on October 30, 2001


Related: Ternary computing (>, <, ==) at slashdot.
posted by bloggboy at 2:54 PM on October 30, 2001


10 Print "Hello World"
20 Goto 10

Leave it running for a few days, create a few gazillion pocket universes and throw off god's game.
posted by signal at 3:19 PM on October 30, 2001


run a series of photshop tests slower than the next new super fast PowerMacs at the next Macworld Expo.
posted by gyc at 3:46 PM on October 30, 2001


Run that hot new SimWeather™ game from Maxis.
posted by dhartung at 3:54 PM on October 30, 2001


photshop? Never heard of it. Other than that *yawn*. Keep waiting, I'm sure you'll have bragging rites over mainstream computing someday.

(I sell Macs, I use them, and I like them. I just get bent at the arrogance involved with Mac folk).
posted by Wulfgar! at 4:00 PM on October 30, 2001


Ah, but you can only be arrogant when you're convinced you're the best, Wulfgar!
posted by likorish at 4:07 PM on October 30, 2001


Fight the future! (wink).
posted by Wulfgar! at 4:11 PM on October 30, 2001


As kliuless notes, CRT's are such a weenie interface for Tetris. Real geeks don't need supercomputers when they have access to buildings. You need mucho teraflops to truly simulate the live klezmer band.
posted by dchase at 8:05 PM on October 30, 2001


I gave it to the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center.
posted by stbalbach at 12:23 AM on October 31, 2001


You could, like, totally dominate the SETI@home rankings.
posted by ktheory at 12:34 AM on October 31, 2001


Well, if you've got a spare hour can I borrow it to encode all my CD collection...
posted by kerplunk at 3:47 AM on October 31, 2001


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