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What is the most powerful computer possible?

Links and References:
https://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/9908043 (Ultimate physical limits to computation)
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/black-hole-computers-2007-04/ (Black Hole Computers)
http://www.top500.org/ (Top 500, a website dedicated to the most powerful supercomputers)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2014/04/is-there-anything-beyond-quantum-computing/ (Is There Anything Beyond Quantum Computing?)
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/news-blog/computers-have-a-lot-to-learn-from-2009-03-10/ (Human brain processing power)
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130802080237.htm (Simulating a brain)
https://news.stanford.edu/pr/2014/pr-neurogrid-boahen-engineering-042814.html (Stanford bioengineers create circuit board modeled on the human brain)
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2032913/the-end-of-moores-law-is-on-the-horizon-says-amd.html (The end of Moore’s Law is on the horizon, says AMD)
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601102/intel-puts-the-brakes-on-moores-law/ (Intel Puts the Brakes on Moore’s Law)
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/02/intel-forges-ahead-to-10nm-will-move-away-from-silicon-at-7nm/ (Intel forges ahead to 10nm, will move away from silicon at 7nm)
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602592/worlds-smallest-transistor-is-cool-but-wont-save-moores-law/ (World’s Smallest Transistor Is Cool but Won’t Save Moore’s Law)
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/quantum-computer1.htm (How Quantum Computers Work)
http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/devices/the-tunneling-transistor (The Tunneling Transistor)
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/silicon-innovations/intel-14nm-technology.html (Intel 14nm process)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bLXHvH9s1A (Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable – 2011 Buhl Lecture)
http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/pdf/foundry/mark-bohr-2014-idf-presentation.pdf (14 nm process Technology – Intel presentation)
https://physics.aps.org/articles/v9/49 (Viewpoint: Black Holes Produce Complexity Fastest)
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn8836-black-holes-the-ultimate-quantum-computers/ (Black holes: The ultimate quantum computers?)

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NASA – https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/behemoth_blackhole.jpg

lifesciencedb – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Burj_Khalifa_building.jpg#mw-jump-to-license
https://pixabay.com/en/mri-magnetic-x-ray-skull-head-782459/
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/computers-vs-brains/
https://www.wolframalpha.com/
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https://pixabay.com/en/photos/download/autumn-1869811_1920.jpg
https://pixabay.com/en/brain-electrical-knowledge-migraine-1845962/
https://pixabay.com/en/cpu-processor-computer-chip-pc-424812/
https://pixabay.com/en/neurons-brain-cells-nachahmnung-877574/
D. Sacchetto, M. H. Ben Jamaa, G. De Micheli, and Y. Leblebici – http://lsm.epfl.ch/page-76269.html
MissMJ – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Standard_Model_of_Elementary_Particles.svg
https://pixabay.com/en/videos/atoms-molecule-chemistry-science-5383/
https://pixabay.com/en/videos/brain-human-medical-anatomy-5461/
Max Roser – https://pixabay.com/en/videos/brain-human-medical-anatomy-5461/
https://pixabay.com/en/videos/atoms-molecule-chemistry-science-5383/
Travis – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Floppy_disk_300_dpi.jpg
https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-DataTraveler-Predator-1TB-DTHXP30/dp/B00E65QM8O
William Warby from London, England – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hard_Drive_(11644419853).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RAM_SDRAM_256MB_133MHz_SIL3246.jpg
https://pixabay.com/en/videos/plasma-energy-galaxy-space-glowing-5483/
NASA Goddard – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tmbeLTHC_0
NASA Goddard – http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11206
NASA – https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/behemoth_blackhole.jpg
Some of the footage was captured using Space Engine:
http://en.spaceengine.org/
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