Décisenel has built a supercomputer cluster using a custom power supply that it says can power its Xeon chips for up to 20 years.
The company says the system uses « safer materials » that don’t « expose the processor to heat, » according to the Wall Street Journal.
The power supply’s unique features have been dubbed « supercomputing clusters » because the machines use custom-designed hardware.
The system can’t use traditional computers or servers, and instead relies on a custom processor and a super-efficient computer-chip design called a « virtual chip » that can use « somewhat more than 20 » of the company’s chips.
The design is made by the French firm Digi-Key.
The company says it’s designed the system to work with up to five Xeon CPUs, which it says have a clock speed of 3.2GHz.
It says the machines also support a « virtually unlimited number of concurrent parallel operations » as well as a large number of simultaneous GPUs.
The system is designed to run « on very low power, » says the company.
« The supercomputers are very efficient, » says Décenel’s founder.
The data centers use « a very low cost » power supply.
Décisnel claims its power supply can run for several years, though it didn’t say how much.
The cluster is designed for the same purpose as the Dell XPS 13 system.
The systems are designed to work in the same way, with the exception that they use different processors and memory.
Déscenel says the supercomputation cluster will also be able to handle « super-high performance » applications, such as quantum computing.