3-D Microchips could Boost Power by a Factor of 10

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    3-D Microchips could Boost Power by a Factor of 10

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    The technological challenge is clear in terms of performance. But there is also an environmental stake. As John R. Thome, of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), explains: "In the United States, the industry's data centers already consume as much as two percent of available electricity. As consumption doubles over a five-year period, the supercomputers of 2100 would theoretically use up the whole of the USA's electrical supply!"

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    Energy required. Makes the case for both "education" and "nuclear energy". I suspect a "wind fan" isn't going to be good enough to power a "super-computer".
     
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    Supercomputers of 2100?

    But the world is ending in 2012....
     
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    You don't mean "peace"?
     
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    newsflash from 2100:

    President Glen Beck III filled up his rare BMW 46GTX today amid great fanfare. This has been the second oil burner filled up so far this year.

    Republicans say president Beck is no conservative.
     
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