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Light to shrink computer clusters

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Supercomputers may one day be the size of a laptop thanks to research by IBM.
    Scientists at IBM have completed work that may make it possible to do away with the copper wires used to couple processing cores to each other.

    The connector created by the team uses light to pass data between the computational cores that is faster and uses less power than copper wires.

    The device is smaller than previously demonstrated connectors promising to shrink future computational clusters.

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  2. SkinnerW

    SkinnerW New Member Webmaster

    They should find a way to keep heat down. Fans and heatsinks take largest part of my box...
  3. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    I rember the sizes of the first generation Mobile phone, the size of a brick and computers at some Universities in 3rd world countries are still as large as a house

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