posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 01:56 AM
a reply to: Grimpachi
*Disclaimer* I make no claims to be an expert in this field, but as someone who took a few semesters of computer science, this is my viewpoint on
this. I could be totally wrong in my understanding, wouldn't be the first time!
Thats the beauty of this technology. It uses such little power that your liquid cooling setup wouldn't be needed. After all, the majority of your
computer systems heat is generated from all those electrical components heating up under stress. Using photonics should generate next to zero heat,
as opposed to using copper traces and electricity like is used now. This isn't talking about just a new computer technology, its talking about
completely changing the way computers work. It isn't just things like hard drives/solid state drives and RAM is designed, but also can be applied to
processors, GPUs(graphics), etc. Its a completely different architecture (and things are going to have to be redesigned to be able to take advantage
As an example, remember how recently astrophysicists and other researchers recently did a new model of the universe as we know it? That extremely
complex and intricate model and simulation took months for a supercomputer to build. With this kind of technology, I can imagine it would take, IDK,
minutes maybe even? Imagine being able to do that kind of research, but being able to do it in almost no time, imagine the things you could
accomplish, that science could figure out. That is where this type of technology is going, and that is why it is so exciting.