Thursday, October 19, 2006

Uhhh, Because We Can Department

Here's a novel idea, powering your computing cluster using vegetable oil. From the article it sound pretty impressive:

The cluster from the Maker Faire consisted of 31 PCs with a sum total processing power of 22.7 GHz and an average 733 MHz per node. Their peak power consumption on their vegetable-oil-powered generator was about 30A.

I'm not sure how scaleable this is, but if the nuclear winter comes, I'm sure this will be a whole lot more popular.

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