Data Structures and Algorithms


Trillion by Trillion Matrix Inverse: not Actually that Crazy

Authors: Alexander Fix, Misha Collins

A trillion by trillion matrix is almost unimaginably huge, and finding its inverse seems to be a truly im- possible task. However, given current trends in com- puting, it may actually be possible to achieve such a task around 2040 — if we were willing to devote the the entirety of human computing resources to a single computation. Why would we want to do this? Perhaps, as Mallory said of Everest: “Because it’s there”.

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