[ExI] This Microchip Has Its Own Built-In Cooling System
johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 12:50:49 UTC 2020
I saw that article and I think it could be quite important. It's literally
and figuratively very cool.
John K Clark
On Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 2:40 AM John Grigg via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> "If chips get too hot they malfunction, so this is already a major
> obstacle for further miniaturizing electronics, and it’s also an
> unsustainable resource drain on big technology companies with lots of
> hardware. Data centers in the US consume 24 terawatt-hours of electricity
> and 100 billion liters of water a year, which is equivalent to the
> residential requirements of the city of Philadelphia.
> A new approach that builds microfluidic cooling channels into chips could
> provide dramatically better cooling using far less water. The design,
> reported in a paper in *Nature*
> <https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2666-1>*,* is capable of 50
> times the performance of state-of-the-art alternative cooling systems,
> according to the authors.
> “This cooling technology will enable us to make electronic devices even
> more compact and could considerably reduce energy consumption around the
> world,” study leader Elison Matioli from École Polytechnique Fédérale de
> Lausanne in Switzerland said in a press release
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