IBM's water-cooled supercomputer saves power and helps together with your heating invoice (video)

IBM's water-cooled supercomputer saves energy and helps with your heating bill (video)

IBM’s SuperMuc has had an excellent week. Not solely has the three petaflop machine been listed as Europe’s quickest supercomputer, however it’s additionally apparently the primary excessive efficiency pc that is completely water-cooled. Fairly than filling rooms with air con models, water is piped round veins in every element, eradicating warmth four,000 occasions extra effectively than air. The recent water is then used to warmth the buildings of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre the place it lives, saving the power $1.25 million per yr. After the break we have got a video from Huge Blue, sadly narrated by somebody who’s by no means discovered find out how to pronounce the phrase “revolutionary.”

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