# if humans have heartbeats

Trev33
Science 19 Aug '11 01:51
1. 19 Aug '11 01:51
do robots have heartbeeps?
2. 19 Aug '11 10:09
Sort of. A CPU has a frequency.
3. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
19 Aug '11 16:17
Originally posted by KazetNagorra
Sort of. A CPU has a frequency.
comes in about 60 billion beats per minuteπ
4. WoodPush
Pusher of wood
19 Aug '11 17:58
Originally posted by KazetNagorra
Sort of. A CPU has a frequency.
Since there are generally multiple clock sources in your average computer, i think you could say they have multiple hearts.
5. 19 Aug '11 18:19
Originally posted by WoodPush
Since there are generally multiple clock sources in your average computer, i think you could say they have multiple hearts.
Then again, the CPU cores are more like the "brain", the "heart" is perhaps the voltage applied to the power source, which has a different frequency.
6. WoodPush
Pusher of wood
19 Aug '11 18:231 edit
Then laptops still have multiple hearts π

Or I guess you could even say there are multiple hearts in the power grid.
7. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
19 Aug '11 18:26
Originally posted by KazetNagorra
Then again, the CPU cores are more like the "brain", the "heart" is perhaps the voltage applied to the power source, which has a different frequency.
Well, with that logic, the heart of the CPU is the nuclear power station making the electricity.
8. WoodPush
Pusher of wood
19 Aug '11 19:052 edits
Originally posted by sonhouse
Well, with that logic, the heart of the CPU is the nuclear power station making the electricity.
The heart is the delivery system of oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body. It doesn't produce those nutrients. So, perhaps the heart is the power grid, not the power stations. And while the heart does have a rhythm, like the frequency of the electrical grid, I don't think most cells care about that rhythm as long as they have their deliveries arrive expediently.

That would make the stomach, intestines, lungs, the power station.

Clock generators, inverters and the like just clean the voltage to make it more consumable to the CPUs and other devices. Perhaps clock generators are really the liver of the computer.
9. WoodPush
Pusher of wood
19 Aug '11 19:131 edit
We're all laptops.
10. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
19 Aug '11 19:14
Originally posted by WoodPush
The heart is the delivery system of oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body. It doesn't produce those nutrients. So, perhaps the heart is the power grid, not the power stations. And while the heart does have a rhythm, like the frequency of the electrical grid, I don't think most cells care about that rhythm as long as they have their deliveries arri ...[text shortened]... to the CPUs and other devices. Perhaps clock generators are really the liver of the computer.
This is getting a bit ludicrous isn't it?π
11. WoodPush
Pusher of wood
19 Aug '11 19:14
Originally posted by sonhouse
This is getting a bit ludicrous isn't it?π
Anything for the name of science.
12. 19 Aug '11 19:57
Originally posted by sonhouse
This is getting a bit ludicrous isn't it?π
That process may have been started with the OP.
13. 19 Aug '11 21:17
Originally posted by WoodPush
The heart is the delivery system of oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body. It doesn't produce those nutrients. So, perhaps the heart is the power grid, not the power stations. And while the heart does have a rhythm, like the frequency of the electrical grid, I don't think most cells care about that rhythm as long as they have their deliveries arri ...[text shortened]... to the CPUs and other devices. Perhaps clock generators are really the liver of the computer.
Obviously it would be the PSU. Der. π