Sugar Cube-Sized Supercomputer

IBM Zurich

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What:IBM is using a new technique of processor arrangement to work towards tiny, miniaturised supercomputers.”

How: “The IBM-developed Aquasar system … layers multiple processors on top of one another, with small layers of water-cooled threads running between them.”

Why: It’s “estimated that the Aquasar system is almost 50 percent more energy-efficient than current world-leading supercomputers. The Aquasar system can do 1.1bn operations per watt of power, compared to the current world number one, which can do 770m per watt.”

Full article at ZDNet.

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