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Why bother cooling your datacenter?

Why indeed, when NASA is testing chips like these

NASA claims that its new chip, which it terms as the “silicon carbide differential amplifier integrated circuit,” in tests exceeded 1,700 hours of continuous operation at 500 degrees Celsius. Typical computer chips malfunction after just hours of extreme temperatures.

For use in extreme environments, like space. Oh, and oil well drilling. And car engines. More at the DailyTech.

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