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Too Hot to Handle

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While the rule of ever-increasing processing power known as Moore's law has undoubtedly provided high-performance computing with capacity that continues to push the boundaries, nothing comes without its price. And that price is literally the cost of the energy bills received by data centers where, on average, 30 to 50 percent of the power being drawn into a site is siphoned off to deal with the heat generated by the innumerable transistors crammed onto motherboards in today's powerful server racks.

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