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Photo of a man connecting a bicycle to a series of cables.

The University of Maine Department of Computer Science hosted a Green Computing event to showcase the efficiency of the SC648 SiCortex Supercomputer.

Credit: Phillip Dickens, University of Maine


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A video showing the efficiency of the SiCortex computer as it is powered by ten cyclists at the "green computing demonstration" hosted by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maine.

Credit: Dr. Phillip Dickens, Department of Computer Science, University of Maine. University of Maine Ice Sheet Model developed by Dr. Jim Fastook, Department of Computer Science, University of Maine.

 

Photo of computers hooked up to bicycle-powered generators.

Computers are hooked up to bicycle-powered generators. The University of Maine hosted a Green Computing event to showcase the efficiency of the SC648 SiCortex Supercomputer.

Credit: Phillip Dickens, University of Maine.


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Photo of cyclists powering the SC648 SiCortex supercomputer through their pedal strokes.

Cyclists power the SC648 SiCortex supercomputer through their pedal strokes.

Credit: Phillip Dickens, University of Maine


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Photo of a female student and instructor looking at a laptop with a large computer screen behind.

The development of the Grid Portal and purchase of the eco-friendly supercomputer has provided students with invaluable skills, such as hands-on experience, an understanding of real world challenges and the value of collaboration.

Credit: Dr. Phillip Dickens, University of Maine.


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