Re: [ExI] Seeking a source

From: Natasha Vita-More (
Date: Mon Aug 27 2007 - 04:28:45 MDT

At 10:53 PM 8/26/2007, Eli wrote:
>Heard from a friend: "I recall a comment from D-Wave Systems that a
>1974 era computer running 2007 algorithms would beat a modern computer
>running 1974 algorithms." Topic was decryption / factorization.
>I am looking for the original source of the D-Wave comment, or any
>reputable source for a statement similar to it (computer from year X
>with new algorithm Y beats new computer from year Y with old algorithm
>from X).

Mark Miller might be able to answer this.


>Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
>Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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