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Old 09-12-2007, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New NASA Processor can operate at 500*C

"NASA chip can take the heat: 1,700 hours of continuous operation at 500 degrees Celsius"

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Default Re: New NASA Processor can operate at 500*C

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NASA Develops Extreme Heat-resistant Computer Chips

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That is awesome, that they tolerate that much heat. I wonder how it will affect the other components around it, putting out that much heat.
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I want one of those. I think I would put it in a wood case
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Default Re: New NASA Processor can operate at 500*C

i wouldn't be surprised if the capacitors blow up because of the heat
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Default Re: New NASA Processor can operate at 500*C

I have a feeling they designed these to operate at 500*C as opposed to being able to produce 500*C. Thats some serious hardware, I wonder what kind of applications they have in mind for it.
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must be designed for terabytes of applications
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