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Topic # 94279 7-Dec-2011 14:15
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OK, so I'm a little bored... and idly counting how many CPUs are within arm's reach of where I'm sitting...

I count six... laptop, iPad, IP phone, DSLR, iPod, mobile phone.

I'm sure someone here can do a lot better. Simple count please, not cores just sockets.

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  Reply # 555010 7-Dec-2011 14:20
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Including all devices within arm's reach that have a microprocessor, however basic: 36.




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  Reply # 555012 7-Dec-2011 14:22
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x86 CPU's? 16 processors and 96 cores




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  Reply # 555016 7-Dec-2011 14:28
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Beccara: x86 CPU's? 16 processors and 96 cores


Hmmm, we need some rules to make a fair comparison. I counted a bunch of SIMs, since a smartcard is basically an (at least) 8-bit microprocessor. I also counted the microcontrollers in an old iPod, the coffee machine and two of my monitors. Then I have 4 phones, a USB data stick and an iPad. The laptop has a quad-core i5.

If we're talking 32-bit processors it would be the iPod, two phones, the iPad and the laptop.




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  Reply # 555022 7-Dec-2011 14:44
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Work laptop = 1 CPU (4 cores)
another laptop = 1
someone else's work laptop = 1 (still within arm's reach)
Work desktop = 1
Mobile phone = 1
RSA securID = 1
another RSA securID = 1
another RSA securID (dead) = 1

So that would be 8 before we count any processors in pc peripheral devices.
If I wanted to cheat I'd go downstairs to the server room.





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  Reply # 555023 7-Dec-2011 14:51
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Am wasting time
8=  5 PCs, 2 printers, 1 smartphone = 4 64-bit + 4 32-bit





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  Reply # 555031 7-Dec-2011 15:00
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Stop:
Hammerer: Am wasting time

Dooooo do do do (do do) doooo dooo...




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  Reply # 555035 7-Dec-2011 15:22
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I must admit I was really thinking of CPUs that run a general-purpose OS. Otherwise I'd include SIMs, my watch (Suunto), the lenses for said DSLR, my bus pass, my credit card, door fob, the Dymo labelling machine, monitors, USB sticks...




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  Reply # 555052 7-Dec-2011 15:47
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Jonski: I must admit I was really thinking of CPUs that run a general-purpose OS. Otherwise I'd include SIMs, my watch (Suunto), the lenses for said DSLR, my bus pass, my credit card, door fob, the Dymo labelling machine, monitors, USB sticks...


OK, how do you define a general purpose OS? Does it count if the hardware and/or OS is locked so that only signed binaries can be run? Do you count VxWorks or Win CE as a general purpose OS?




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  Reply # 555067 7-Dec-2011 16:07
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Right now I'm at work. Because of the issues above about what constitutes a CPU, I'll just list "computery" devices:

1 IP phone
1 cellphone
1 laptop
1 workstation
2 displays
1 digital watch

At home, some of these technically aren't within arm's reach but the list varies depending on where I'm sitting :)

1 cellphone
1 laptop
1 desktop
1 display
1 printer
1 digital watch
1 Xbox
1 PlayStation
1 Blu-ray player
1 HD DVD player
2 routers
1 modem
1 server

I think that's most of it!

Edit: And my old Power Mac G3 on the floor in the corner :P

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  Reply # 555072 7-Dec-2011 16:14
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1x work pc
1x workmates pc
2x clients laptops
1x client desktop
1x workphone HTC touchpro 2
1x personal phone (lg p500)
3x random AMD processors sitting on my desk that i should do something about.



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  Reply # 555093 7-Dec-2011 16:46
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SaltyNZ:
Jonski: I must admit I was really thinking of CPUs that run a general-purpose OS. Otherwise I'd include SIMs, my watch (Suunto), the lenses for said DSLR, my bus pass, my credit card, door fob, the Dymo labelling machine, monitors, USB sticks...


OK, how do you define a general purpose OS? Does it count if the hardware and/or OS is locked so that only signed binaries can be run? Do you count VxWorks or Win CE as a general purpose OS?


OK, let's say no embedded OS. Something that has to boot. No systems-on-a-chip. Something that takes more than a second to start up.

How's that?

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  Reply # 555096 7-Dec-2011 16:49
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And herein we find the problem with "I'm bored" threads :P

/awaits "what are you wearing?" thread
/argues about whether a watch counts or not

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  Reply # 555098 7-Dec-2011 16:50
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2 x Laptops
1 x All-in-one printer thingy
1 x WAP w/ADSL router
2 x Catalyst switches
3 x Routers

So that makes 9, and I can literally reach out and touch any of these devices from where I'm sitting right now.
What did I win?


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  Reply # 555103 7-Dec-2011 16:54
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McNulty:
So that makes 9, and I can literally reach out and touch any of these devices from where I'm sitting right now.
What did I win?



Nothing, i have 10! Cool

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  Reply # 555105 7-Dec-2011 16:56
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Hmmm...

~10 SIM cards
6 desktop PC's with 12 cores between them
5 mobile phones
3 laptops with 5 cores between them
3 switches
3 printer servers
2 UPSs
1 BT earpiece
1 server
1 colour laser
1 access point in a pear tree...

Oh and half a dozen digital phones




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