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NERSC Researcher John Shalf Discusses Low-Power Supercomputer

May 9, 2008

By Liz Tay
Staff writer
iTnews - for Australian Business


Microprocessors from portable electronics like iPods could yield low-cost, low-power supercomputers for specialised scientific applications, according to computer scientist John Shalf.

Along with a research team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Shalf is designing a supercomputer based on low-power embedded microprocessors, which has the sole purpose of improving global climate change predictions.

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