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Extremely energy efficient microprocessor developed using superconductors

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  • To build ultra-low-power, high-performance microprocessors, researchers used adiabatic quantum-flux-parametron (AQFP), an energy-efficient superconductor.
  • It’s an attempt to build extremely energy-efficient electronics for the next generation of data centers and communication networks.
  • Their processors have roughly the same performance as current state-of-the-art, and they’d cost much less to run.
  • Even though they’d need to be kept in extremely low temperatures to work, they’d still be more energy efficient.

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