The microchips that could heat your home

日期:2019-03-02 06:11:03 作者:亓歪 阅读:

By Duncan Graham-Rowe Imagine having to call an IT help desk to fix your central heating when it breaks down. That’s not such a bizarre notion if a plan by engineers at IBM in Switzerland goes ahead. A cooling system they have developed allows the waste heat from computer chips to be put to use for domestic heating. IBM’s aim is to harness much of the energy now wasted as heat by corporate data centres and feed it into nearby homes and offices. Data centres worldwide consume 120 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually and account for 2 per cent of global CO …