• Question: Is there a limit to computer power?

    Asked by hyperohan to Yee Whye, Valerie, Nick, Mackenzie, Lin, Jun, Jacob, Brian, Anna on 18 Nov 2019.
    • Photo: Lin Shuyu

      Lin Shuyu answered on 18 Nov 2019:

      Yes, they are limited by memory and speed of computation.

    • Photo: Nick Hawes

      Nick Hawes answered on 19 Nov 2019:

      There is a at least one limit on computer power – energy. We are having to be increasingly wary about the impact that the energy demands (i.e. electricity to power and cool CPUs) of large scale computation required to to train complex AI applications is having on the climate.