Supercomputers Hit an Energy Wall

http://www.kqed.org/.stream/anon/radio/quest/2011/06/2011-06-27-quest.mp3

Supercomputers are becoming increasingly vital to modeling complex scientific problems. As they get bigger, they're also becoming massive energy hogs, using as much power as small cities. Now, scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab are hoping reduce that energy load through an unusual source: the technology in your cell phone.

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