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## Low Energy Supercomputing159

Posted by samzenpus
from the on-a-dime dept.
Faith Singer at TACC writes "The term 'supercomputing' usually evokes images of large, expensive computer systems that calculate unfathomable algorithms and run on enough energy to support a small city. Now, imagine a supercomputer, but run on the electrical equivalent of three standard-size coffee-makers. This year's international supercomputing conference, SC10, will feature the Student Cluster Competition that challenges students to build, maintain, and run the most-cutting edge, commercially available high-performance computing (HPC) architectures on just 26 amps."
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## Low Energy Supercomputing

• #### Mmm... caffeine. (Score:5, Funny)

on Wednesday August 25, 2010 @03:03PM (#33373110) Homepage Journal
I don't know about computers, but you can get a lot of productivity out of humans with the power produced from three coffeemakers.
• #### Re:Give them Watts, not Amps. (Score:4, Funny)

on Wednesday August 25, 2010 @03:31PM (#33373460)
We call him "Mongo"
• #### Student Energy Units (Score:3, Funny)

on Wednesday August 25, 2010 @03:32PM (#33373474)

This is a student project so the correct unit of energy is a "Library of Congress Stacked with Red Bull Instead of Books."

Now, you may convert that into Joules, if you care to.

• #### Re:Amps = current, not energy.... (Score:1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 25, 2010 @04:03PM (#33373840)

Next you'll say that I don't actually weigh 26 miles per hour or that I didn't do the Kessel Run in in less than 12 parsecs.

• #### Re:Amps = current, not energy.... (Score:3, Funny)

on Wednesday August 25, 2010 @04:16PM (#33374040)

Mine's always alternating...

• #### Re:Amps = current, not energy.... (Score:3, Funny)

on Thursday August 26, 2010 @10:48AM (#33381904) Homepage Journal

Resistance is futile.

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