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    Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    The MANA prototype is said to be 80x more efficient than a traditional 7-nm FinFET chip.
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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    data centres full of liquid helium.... I mean what could go wrong?
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    data centres full of liquid helium.... I mean what could go wrong?
    running out of helium for starters. it's a finite resource

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    data centres full of liquid helium.... I mean what could go wrong?
    Data center flies away?

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
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    data centres full of liquid helium.... I mean what could go wrong?
    running out of helium for starters. it's a finite resource
    It is Hydrogen + Hydrogen = Helium, and if it is in closed loop, it will work nicely.

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    along with squeaky voices :-D

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    It is Hydrogen + Hydrogen = Helium, and if it is in closed loop, it will work nicely.
    really? Nuclear fusion? It's that easy is it? Have I missed a major break through?

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    really? Nuclear fusion? It's that easy is it? Have I missed a major break through?
    Clearly all the trendy data centres are doing it

    But seriously, if they can't do this with liquid Nitrogen then what's the point.


    I have been reading about Josephson junction computing for longer than the push for room temperature superconductors, so I won't believe it until I see something actually useful turn up.

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

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    data centres full of liquid helium.... I mean what could go wrong?
    running out of helium for starters. it's a finite resource
    It is Hydrogen + Hydrogen = Helium, and if it is in closed loop, it will work nicely.
    You know that Helium also have 2 neutrons right (or just one in Helium-3)?

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballantin View Post
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    data centres full of liquid helium.... I mean what could go wrong?
    running out of helium for starters. it's a finite resource
    It is Hydrogen + Hydrogen = Helium, and if it is in closed loop, it will work nicely.
    You know that Helium also have 2 neutrons right (or just one in Helium-3)?
    It is number 2 in the periodic system and the next most common material in the galaxy... it goes under the letters He.

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
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    data centres full of liquid helium.... I mean what could go wrong?
    running out of helium for starters. it's a finite resource
    Yeah but the whole “helium is running out” thing is a press misunderstanding. Tom Scott explains here https://youtu.be/mOy8Xjaa_o8

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    It is number 2 in the periodic system and the next most common material in the galaxy... it goes under the letters He.


    Now we just need to get it from the rest of the galaxy eh? Easy A big scoop should do the job.

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post


    Now we just need to get it from the rest of the galaxy eh? Easy A big scoop should do the job.
    No it's easier than that, build a Dyson sphere around a star and syphon off the Helium created from nuclear fusion. I mean that's got to be the easiest way.

    /s

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    Yeah but the whole “helium is running out” thing is a press misunderstanding. Tom Scott explains here https://youtu.be/mOy8Xjaa_o8
    and who's Tom Scott and why should I listen to him? There's a lot of people saying stuff on youtube. I'm not just going to start watching everything someone sends me a link to without knowing their credentials. I will however listen to my lecturers and colleagues who are quite adamant we shouldn't be wasting helium in childrens balloons and such like so it can drift off into space never to return.

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    interesting.

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    Re: Researchers test 2.5GHz superconducting microprocessor

    Interesting to see superconductors making a potential comeback almost 70 years after they initially showed promise, before semiconductors obviously came to the fore.

    For anyone who's interested, there's a fascinating back story to the early days of superconductor research during the 1950's, when one of the pioneers was a very talented American scientist called Dudley Buck. He died in mysterious circumstances while researching and developing superconducting 'Cryotron' chips for use in the guidance systems of ICBMs, and also in early warning missile defence systems.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Allen_Buck

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