[Offtopic] 'world's fastest super-computer'

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Tue Sep 11 02:44:22 EST 2007

What's the world's fastest super-computer used for? 

It determines the effect of any chemical compound in the human body in a 
couple of seconds. 

(The second fastest computer) is also a biotechnology-specific machine. 

The advances in speed marked by these two super-computers is indicative of 
a general trend in technology toward biologically-slanted systems. 

Some say the trend really started with the successful mapping of the human 
genome in 2000. 

Regardless of what spurred the current biotechnology race, most experts 
agree that the logical end of the surge is a state of DNA-based medicine. 

In several decades, we could make an appointment with our doctor for a 
quick DNA analysis to find out what diseases we're at risk for and pop a 
single, gene-targeting pill that eliminates all foreseeable risks.

by Julia Layton  <http://computer.howstuffworks.com/mdgrape-3.htm>


Cheers all ..
Stephen Loosley
Victoria, Australia

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