Can science develop a supercomputer that will keep my laptop from crashing?

11 September 2011

Question

Can science develop a supercomputer that will keep my laptop from crashing?

Answer

Chris M. - In principle, when people design chips, they do use a simulator in a computer to understand how that chip is going to work and the other thing you might notice is when your laptop crashes, you get a little pop-up message saying, "Can you send the crash information to Microsoft" - for instance if you're running a Microsoft operating system. The reason they're doing that is they're trying to collect data and information about why the laptop or computer has crashed so they can make a model or mathematical model. Now if you had a mathematical model, you could then run that on a supercomputer and try and predict, and figure out why your laptop had crashed. So the answer is, yes.

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