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Submission + - Coffee-Powered Supercomputing? (utexas.edu)

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 of energy. Read more at: http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/news/feature-stories/2010/coffee-powered-supercomputing-at-sc10/
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