Water-cooled IBM supercomputer to heat campus buildings


IBM and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are working on a water-cooled supercomputer whose surplus heat will be reused to heat the university's buildings, CNET reports. The Aquasar supercomputer will combine two rack-mounted IBM BladeCenter servers, each containing multiple blades, and IBM estimates that the water-cooling scheme will reduce the system's carbon footprint by up to 85 percent and save up to 30 tons of carbon dioxide annually, compared

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