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stoanee August 6, 2010 03:49 PM

Origin of the name Fermi?
 
I was watching History Channel about the story of Manhattan Project when they scanned over some documents and a name leapt out, Fermi!

Intrigued, I googled it and here is what I found:

Enrico Fermi (29 September 1901 28 November 1954) was an Italian physicist particularly known for his work on the development of the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile-1, and for his contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical mechanics. He was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity
Fermi is widely regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 20th century, highly accomplished in both theory and experiment.<sup id="cite_ref-Snow_0-0" class="reference">[1]</sup> He is sometimes referred to as "the father of the atomic bomb".<sup id="cite_ref-1" class="reference">[2]</sup><sup id="cite_ref-2" class="reference">[nb 1]</sup> He also helds several patents related to the use of nuclear power.
Several awards, concepts, and institutions are named after Fermi, such as the Enrico Fermi Award<sup id="cite_ref-3" class="reference">[3]</sup>, the Enrico Fermi Institute, the Fermi National Accelerator Lab, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station, a type of particles called fermions, the synthetic element Fermium, and many more.


Enrico Fermi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




Did nvidia name their cards after him because;

-they run as hot as nuclear fission?
-nvidia thought they had "the bomb"???


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_dangtx_ August 6, 2010 03:56 PM

good ole rico. yup, they did. well not for the heat,at least out in the public.

Mena August 6, 2010 04:20 PM

Appropriate name for a overheating nuclear power sucking video card series.

_dangtx_ August 6, 2010 04:25 PM

a bit off topic lol, but mr mena you know what your username means in italian? well, southern/middle dialect?

martin_metal_88 August 6, 2010 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 412489)
a bit off topic lol, but mr mena you know what your username means in italian? well, southern/middle dialect?

Wierdo??? lol:haha:

They probably name it like that because the GPU is radioactive:rofl:

_dangtx_ August 6, 2010 04:49 PM

nope. mean means (he/she) beats. or gives beatings :)

ZZLEE August 6, 2010 05:50 PM

Fermilab
 
http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source...BHz5lw&cad=rja


these boys eat up the suply of GRU fore there farms. Cheep super computers.:biggrin:

Galcobar August 7, 2010 01:23 AM

Nvidia's been using the names of early-20th century inventors to classify its cards for a while now. Note the last generation was Tesla, as in Nikola Tesla (primarily known for his work in electromagnetism, including the wireless transmission of energy).

stoanee August 7, 2010 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galcobar (Post 412681)
Nvidia's been using the names of early-20th century inventors to classify its cards for a while now. Note the last generation was Tesla, as in Nikola Tesla (primarily known for his work in electromagnetism, including the wireless transmission of energy).


Ahh, that is interesting, thanks!

rjbarker August 7, 2010 10:25 AM

Stoanee....great Avatar !!


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