Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jan 2008 11:57 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Benchmarks "Earlier this week Apple released updated Mac Pros that use Intel's new Penryn processors. Also new is the fact that the standard Mac Pro configuration now comes with eight (instead of four) cores. Of course, what I've been wondering (as I sit here and think about getting a new Mac Pro) is how does the new standard eight-core Mac Pro perform compared to the old high-end Mac Pro? I've gathered Geekbench 2 results for both Mac Pros to find out."
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RE[8]: Back to basic first
by zlynx on Mon 14th Jan 2008 15:38 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Back to basic first"
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"Du to the laws of thermodynamic, increasing global energy consumption cannot be solution in the long term anyway.

I'd be really entertained to hear your reasoning behind this little tidbit. I can't think of any reason why this would be true, but what the hell do I know about thermodynamics, I only spent two years studying it...

I agree with you on most of that, but this bit about thermodynamics does make sense.

Say that we perfect fusion power and everybody can have as much power as they like from fusing seawater.

At some point, thermodynamics guarantees that we would have global warming from all the waste heat.

We might have to put up some sort of global cloud cover like in Bladerunner to reflect more solar energy. ;)

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