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Nvidia Creates Crop Circle to Introduce Tegra K1 Chip

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feierbach
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city at night.
feierbach   1/22/2014 5:11:26 PM
Naperlou, most large scale integration now has well over a billion transistors, some as many as 5 billion. If each transistor is considered to be a house then we are talking about a city 300 to 1500 times the size of Los Angeles. Pretty incredible, and the density is continuing to progress without letup in accordance with Moore's Law. It's also worth noting that the third dimension has hardly been exploited. 

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nice job
feierbach   1/22/2014 3:51:52 PM
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This is a really nice crop circle. It also shows that complex crop circles can be made by humans without anyone noticing. No aliens necessary.

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Re: it's not aliens?
naperlou   1/22/2014 3:40:48 PM
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akwaman, that is an excellent point.  I have seen chips under an electron microscope.  You can see the main flows.  It almost looks like a major city at night. 

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akwaman   1/22/2014 2:30:54 PM
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I would be more easily convinced that the chip with "192 GPU cores" and multiple CPU design came from Aliens, than I would the rather simple technology of making crop circles. If you have ever seen microscopic insides of a modern CPU/GPU, then you would be hard pressed to think that humans could have come up with the technolgy to make such a thing, but we have no problem believing that. Hard to believe you can still sucker people (much alone a whole town) into believing that Aliens are coming here secretly, but land in cornfields where they leave evidence of their arrival in the form of crop circles.

 

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William K.   1/22/2014 11:11:19 AM
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After I finished reading, I said to myself that IT HAD TO BE IN CALIFORNIA, and I went back and verified that indeed it was.

Definitely a cost effective advertising trick, that is for certain. Just consider that most of the users of the NVidia products have no concept at all of what is actually going on inside those boards. The separation between users and engineers continues to widen.

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mrdon   1/21/2014 1:34:14 PM
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naperlou

I agree. Marketing has a way of getting the public's attention using a lot of glitz and glamour. The crop circle concept illustrates the extremes taken by Marketing to get the product notice by the public.

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it's not aliens?
naperlou   1/21/2014 11:59:49 AM
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Cabe, this is a great stunt for Nvidia.  I could easily have been convinced that it was extraterrestrial.  Frankly, that's how some of this technology can seem to someone who does not have an idea of how it works. 

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