Published on April 8th, 2008 | by Carol Gulyas1
New Water-Cooled Supercomputer Will Use 40% Less Energy
April 8th, 2008 by Carol Gulyas
Today’s Chicago Tribune made a big fuss about a new water-cooled supercomputer at the University of Illinois. Yes, it will do massively more research, and yes, it will help researchers solve even more problems. But what really seems newsworthy, and which the reporter left to the last line of the article, is that the new IBM HydroCluster will use 40% less energy and 80% fewer air conditioners than air-cooled computers.
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