[Beowulf] 96 Processors Under Your Desktop

Mike mikee at mikee.ath.cx
Wed Sep 1 11:03:49 EDT 2004


On Wed, 01 Sep 2004, John Hearns wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-08-31 at 22:49, Jim Lux wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Depends on where you are and what the incremental kWh rate is.
> > 
> > There was some discussion a while back on the list of what the electricity
> > cost to move heat is.. maybe 10-20% of the heat you're moving?  That is, it
> > takes 200W to move a kilowatt of dissipation out of the room.
> I seem to recall proposals to build large computing facilities in the
> Arctic? Just leave the doors open for cooling, and cheap hydro generated
> power. Can anyone else remember this?

This sounds like it's based on an early Heinlein short story.
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