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Comment 3 by Schrodinger's Cat :

According to Moore's law, a home PC should have enough power to create the same simulation ( in 8 months ) in just 20 years or so......which will be cool, as at the moment it's hard to find any home PC galaxy simulation that has more than about 2000 stars.

Unfortunately, the trend of Moore's law should end about 2015 to 2020, as the transistors will eventually reach the limits of miniaturization at atomic levels:

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 02:53:10 UTC | #865753