NPR Podcast: Curbing Supercomputers' Growing Drain on Energy

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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.