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Originally Posted by benji2412Probably worth asking if you've any details on the solar cell, although I'm guessing intel won't say anything about that.
Originally Posted by Paradigm ShifterSomeone needs to go back and do basic Maths again! ;)
10mW = 1/100th of a Watt.
Given that in your own words, "Ultra-low voltage CPUs currently consume 15W or more" that would be 1500 times as much power - you're out by a factor of 10. Or, 15W = 15000mW. 15000/10 = 1500.
Originally Posted by AlexgThe reason for using solar is that it gives a good demo - its more interesting visually than using a special power supply. Solar powered PCs are not the future (for obvious reasons) but low power ones are.
Originally Posted by Claavethe demo was a clear and interesting way to show how low-power Claremont is - the question is to what purpose? Is Claremont a single-core low-power system based around Socket 7, a demonstration of a new kind of SpeedStep based on Near-Threshold Voltage, an illustration that many-core (32+) CPUs are viable within modern TDPs or all of these, or something else?
Originally Posted by Claave^but if it's just a demo, why the codename? Does that not suggest this is a product?
Originally Posted by rinseoutI don't tend to use my desktop outdoors very much, nor for that matter in a sunlit room.
But if I did, this would be good for me.
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