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NPR Podcast: Curbing Supercomputers' Growing Drain on Energy

In this podcast, LBNL’s John Shalf appears on NPR’s Morning Edition radio show on efforts to reinvent supercomputing processors to consume less energy.

Supercomputers have become a critical tool for scientists. Each year, they get bigger and faster — and use a lot more power. Soon, each one will need as much energy as a small city. That has researchers looking to reinvent the supercomputer — by using the technology inside cellphones.

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