Supercomputers are expensive to buy and run, but plugging in many consumer Apple computers that contain M1 chips might do the same job for less
November 16, 2022
A cluster of standard Apple laptops could act like a supercomputer, allowing people to perform compute-intensive tasks at a lower cost.
Researchers who need powerful computers to conduct their experiments have moved away from monolithic supercomputers, which are expensive to build and maintain. Instead, they have often favored clusters of devices originally designed as desktop graphics cards. These graphics processing units (GPUs) can perform large numbers of parallel calculations, but the big question…