The future of computing at IBM Zurich research labs

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The world's first water-cooled supercomputer

Source:  IBM Research

IBM Zurich, in collaboration with The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, has developed the world's first water-cooled supercomputer, called SuperMUC. Using hot water to cool racks instead of air conditioning cuts electricity use by 40%. What's more, the hot water from such a system could also be used to heat adjacent office buildings.

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