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I'm just wondering given the rapid development in computing power, how many years ahead of say a $2000 PC are the world's fastest super computers.

So for example, how many years ago, would a super computer first had the same processing speed as today's PC? And how many more years would we have to wait before a standard PC would be as powerful as today's supercomputer?

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closed as not constructive by random Mar 17 '12 at 1:05

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why was this question closed? It got 2 upvotes and it seemed to satisfy the FAQ. – RoboShop Mar 19 '12 at 11:12

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