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Subject: What are the limitations of superconducting microprocessors ?

Date: Fri Oct 19 12:46:31 2007
Posted by James
Grade level: nonaligned School: N/A
City: Leicester State/Province: N/A Country: England
Area of science: Computer Science
ID: 1192823191.Cs

Microprocessors cooled to superconducting "zero resistance" levels are not 
used as industry supercomputers. This implies that a superconducting 
microprocessor would not allow for clock speeds high enough to economically 
compete with arrays of room temperature microprocessors. Why is this?

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