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04-01-2004, 04:18 AM
Found this on WMW
IS THIS SOME KIND OF AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE?
04-01-2004, 04:21 AM
ROFL ROFL ROFL
What is this all about?
04-01-2004, 04:22 AM
here is what GoogleGuy replied regarding the lunar job thing
"I can't believe that they put that information up already! I was pretty sure that proprietary project wasn't due to be mentioned until late 2006 at the earliest. I only hope that other search engines don't uncover the secret of the Patel extrapolation.."
04-01-2004, 01:30 PM
KIWI BOFFINS have worked out that they can speed up servers by placing them on a slow turning disk.
Scientists from the University of Waikikamookau say that a low centrifugal force seems to enable chips to process information sometimes up to 10 per cent faster.
Professor Peter Williams said his team was surprised by the result and has two possible explanations as to why it works. The first was that rotation also helps cool servers down, which makes them slightly more efficient. However the efficiency improved even more when the server was slightly heated with a gas fire.
"This was dangerous as some of the backs of the servers melted, but we were able to prove that cooling was not the cause of the gain in efficiency," Williams said.
His theory is that centrifugal force somehow caused a gravity pull that drove energy through the various parts of the chip a fraction faster.
"If you slapped a pile of wet clay on a potter’s wheel you would get a splat of water and clay everywhere… it is like that only with electricity," he said.
Speed seems to be important too. Too slow and there is no improvement in the chip… too fast and the server is spun into bits. Williams said that 33rpm, the speed of an old record player, was just about right.
"The biggest problem is how to spin the chips in the box without taking up too much room. In the lab we just put the entire box on some old pottery wheels and hung the cables in the air… you can’t do that in a normal server room," he said.
In an April 1 press release, the university said it planned to approach Intel with a prototype server chip that rotates slowly in the box. "We think Intel might go for a Sheesh Kebab chip," he said.
Source: The Inquirer: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=15096
08-21-2005, 12:20 AM
[QUOTE=SEO Bob]University of Waikikamookau[/QUOTE]A very prestigous estabilishment, can't possibly be wrong :bin:
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