Tuesday, November 30, 2010

HP iPrint Photo v3.0 By Hewlett Packard now available for iPad/iPhone/iTouch.

WorldWideTech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.





Description

One-stop photo app for the photo enthusiast!

With this free, one-stop app - you can capture and edit photos. Wirelessly print photos, PDF, and text files directly from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to HP Inkjet printers connected to a local wireless (WiFi) network.

Key Features & Benefits:
• Easy wireless printing directly to HP Inkjet printers connected to a local WiFi* network
• Drop dead simple to use & fun – anyone can do it!
• Print to a broad portfolio of HP Inkjet printers including the Photosmart, Deskjet, Business Inkjet, Color Inkjet, & Officejet line-up. See the supported printers list at http://www.hp.com/go/iPrintPhotoforiphone
• Get high print quality from HP’s image scaling and de-noise technology and print photos in 3.5x5”, 4x6”, 5x7” (and metric equivalents 9x13 cm, 10x15 cm, & 13x18 cm)
• Print U.S. wallet size photos: 2.5x3.25” (2-up on 4x6” photo paper)
• Automatic printer set-up – discover and set-up your wireless printer without installation of drivers and without dealing with complex network configuration
• HP iPrint Photo leverages Apple's Bonjour technology to automatically identify HP wireless printers or other supported HP printers available on your network. HP iPrint Photo supports industry standard WiFi environments (including Apple Airport, Linksys, D-Link, Netgear)
• Crop & rotate pictures using two fingers with a pinch & drag motion
• If your printer has a separate photo tray, it will be automatically selected for photo printing. Otherwise, the default will be the main tray.
• Print photos on photo or plain paper

What's New in Version 3.0

HP iPrint Photo 3.0 is a free upgrade that includes more printable content and innovative capabilities.

• Print PDF and text documents
• Native iPad resolution & user interface for enhanced iPad viewing and use
• Document Support - View and wirelessly print attachments (text and PDF files) from mail clients and apps compatible with iOS “Document Support” feature (requires iPad and/or iPhone iOS 4)
• WebDAV - Turns your device into a wireless flash drive. Copy documents directly from your PC or Mac to/from your device and take them with you
• File Sharing support – When connected via USB cable, transfer documents to iPad & iPhone (iOS 4) from PC or Mac
• Scan to device – Scan photos & documents wirelessly from HP e-All-in-One printers to iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad)
• Available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish

Customer Reviews

doesn't work with c4780 
     

This app got a lot better with the update, but they dropped one of their newest wifi printers from the supported list for no reason. I could print from my Photosmart c4780 before the update, and now it won't even find the printer even though it's one of HP's newest wifi models. Bring back support for the c4780 and it'll be useful. The c4780 was one of the models that people could get for free with a purchase of a new mac, so I know that there are tons of people out there with them who are having the same issue I have with this app
Not Compatible with HP PhotoSmart Printers :( 
     

Looks like a useful app for those lucky enough to have it recognize their printers. The description says it works over WiFi, and mentions that it works with PhotoSmart series printers. My PC prints wirelessly over my home WiFi network just fine to my HP PhotoSmart printer, however, when connected to the same home WiFi network, my iPhone-4 using this software says 'no printer available'.

Would be great if I could manually 'tell' my iPhone which IP address the printer is located at, but other than paper sizes, there's no option for this.
Works fine except for scanning 
     

A nice set of enhancements with this release, but it doesn't see my HP C309 all-in-one scanner.



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The Ace Group connects online, offline worlds with HP Indigo Digital Presses

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Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Press release from the issuing company

Palo Alto, Calif. – The Ace Group Inc., a marketing and print service provider based in New York City, is using QR Codes (Quick Response, 2-D bar codes) and HP digital printing technologies to bring the digital and physical worlds together.


Because of widespread smartphone adoption and growing mobile internet use, QR Codes have created an avenue for marketers and publishers to bolster their multichannel marketing campaigns. Anyone with a camera-equipped mobile phone can scan a QR Code to be linked to relevant online content, such as an informational video or website.


Marketers and publishers can advance their communications with consumers by using a QR Code to prompt a text message, provide company contact information, prompt a consumer to enter a phone number or other actions. Marketers and publishers can track these actions to provide data on when and where consumers find content compelling.


With HP's portfolio of digital presses, large-format printers and inkjet imprinting technologies, marketers can incorporate QR Codes into most types of short- and medium-run applications – from magazines to billboards to building wallscapes – at a cost that analog processes cannot match.


"Consumers want new ways to relate to content and QR Codes offer this interactivity in a way that has never been possible in the past," said Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. "Combining interactive content with print creates a new level of consumer engagement that increases the value of both online and offline content."


Creative audience embraces new applications


In October, HP received a "Positively Print" Award of Distinction from the Graphic Arts Show Co. for a 2010 Cannes International Advertising Festival campaign that featured extensive QR Code work from The Ace Group, a pioneer in the field.


For the festival, HP worked with The Ace Group to create the 2010 USA Today Young Lions Team USA ROAR magazine. The publication, which focused on the designers selected to represent the United States in the festival's annual Young Lions competition, demonstrated how QR Codes can be used to join the physical and digital worlds in a single, multisensory experience.


ROAR featured profiles of the USA Young Lions teams and HP-branded QR Codes tied to videos of team members discussing their creative process. This connection between the physical magazine and the digital videos produced a vibrant, interactive publication with value greater than either the magazine or videos had individually.


Targeted printed content of this nature would not have been feasible without The Ace Group's HP Indigo press 5500. With the press, the company could quickly and profitably produce a short run of offset-quality publications for a highly creative and discriminating audience, a feat that would have been far too expensive using a traditional analog process.


When HP distributed ROAR at a May 5 party to celebrate the U.S. Young Lions festival competition team, The Ace Group's tracking capabilities revealed great interest in the magazine and its online, QR Code-connected content – the codes printed and distributed in the magazine registered as many scans as there were attendees to the party. Additional metrics such as what type of device scanned the code and the time of the scan provide the types of details that marketers and publishers can use to understand their customers better.


"QR Codes make it simple for brands to reinvigorate print campaigns by offering their customers access to additional content beyond the printed page," said Val DiGiacinto, vice president, Sales, and partner, The Ace Group. "Much faster and easier than remembering and typing a URL or searching for a video, QR Codes deliver a strong connection point between print and the internet that has not been there before."


More information about HP digital printing solutions is available at www.hp.com/go/GSB or through the HP Graphic Arts Twitter feed.
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Verizon Wireless Hosts 4G LTE News Conference On Dec. 1st ,12:00 noon EST

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Finally VerizonWireless is launching their 4G LTE network in the US and has called to a news conference  featuring Tony Melone SVP, who will detail the company’s major 4G LTE network launch, at 12:00 noon EST on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.

There have been some rumors about what will they offer for speeding up devices using the 4G LTE network,one of them is that Verizon will offer USB  modems : The LG VL600 and Pantech UML290, as we posted before here:http://worldwidegadget.blogspot.com/2010/11/verizon-4g-lte-usb-modems-upcoming.html


38 US major areas are going to be covered by the net.

Also there is a rumor that six  4G LTE phones Verizon will announce at CES 2010 Jan 6-9.
http://worldwidegadget.blogspot.com/2010/10/verizon-launching-six-4g-phones-at-ces.html

If you have not watched the latest Verizon Videos about 4G LTE Promo Ad and a Demo in Boston, yet, you can go to this link:http://worldwidegadget.blogspot.com/2010/11/verizon-4glte-ad-and-4glte-demo-in.html


Press Release:

WHO:
Verizon Wireless, the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network leader and builder of the world’s first large-scale 4G LTE network

WHAT:
Verizon Wireless will hold a news conference featuring Tony Melone, senior vice president and chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless, who will detail the company’s major 4G LTE network launch.

WHERE:
Via teleconference: 888-254-7414 (United States)
+1 706-643-5869 (International)
Conference ID: 27940471

On Twitter™: Follow the news conference and join in live tweeting from the conference by following @VerizonWireless #VZW4G at http://twitter.com/VerizonWireless

WHEN:
12:00 noon EST on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010

BACKGROUND:
Verizon Wireless will launch the world’s largest 4G LTE network in 38 major metropolitan areas, covering more than 110 million Americans, before the end of the year. To view a video about Verizon Wireless’ 4G network, visit http://bit.ly/vzw4g. For more information about 4G from Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.


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Samsung: Continuum S Phone First to Include SRS WideSurround Technology Solution

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Watch this video using mobile phone speakers:






SRS Launches First Complete Surround Sound Solution Designed Specifically for Smartphones Equipped with Stereo Speakers

Samsung Continuum S Phone First to Include SRS WideSurround Technology Solution for the Ultimate Personal Multimedia Experience


SRS Labs, Inc.officially recognized as one of America's Greatest Brands and the industry leader in surround sound, audio and voice technologies, today announced the first commercial deployment of SRS WideSurround(TM), a revolutionary audio solution designed to deliver the ultimate in immersive surround sound through a smartphone's built-in stereo speakers, on the new Samsung Continuum(TM) Galaxy S(TM) smartphone.

"Today's smartphones either carry or have access to massive libraries of songs, movies and TV shows but, unfortunately, almost all of these mobile devices suffer the drawback of collapsed audio, due to their small and closely spaced speaker configurations," said Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing for SRS Labs. "As a result, it's nearly impossible to experience an immersive surround experience from a mobile device. To address this inherent shortcoming, we have developed SRS WideSurround, which eliminates this challenge and effectively delivers a compelling and dynamic audio experience through the phone's built-in stereo speakers."
Despite their impressive multimedia capabilities, smartphones are traditionally plagued with a limited sound stage, zero surround effects, as well as little channel separation or stereo output. Largely due to size limitations, stylistic design preferences and portability demands, smartphones are forced to rely on micro-sized speaker configurations and less than optimal placement of these speakers within the handset. The end result is a flat, tinny and universally collapsed personal audio experience.
SRS WideSurround creates an expansive personal surround field so, no matter if a user is holding the device in their hand or propping it up on a table or desk, the overall audio experience is notably more compelling, truly immersive and remarkably more engaging than traditional stereo. Additionally, SRS WideSurround-equipped smartphones, including the Galaxy S Continuum, will provide users with:
A wider surround sound image, so that audio appears to come from around the user and not narrowly emanating from the device itself. Greater dynamic audio range, so that the precious highs and lows of a song or movie are retained
With SRS WideSurround, users of Galaxy S Continuum phones are among the first consumers to experience theater-like surround sound on their smartphones as they watch movies and TV shows, or listen to music on the go. SRS WideSurround is shipping now within the Samsung Continuum Galaxy S smartphone, which is available for purchase at Verizon Wireless.
Further establishing SRS' position as the de facto audio standard within the consumer electronics market, SRS Labs was selected for inclusion in the 2010 America's Greatest Brands, becoming the only ingredient brand in audio throughout the history of the publication. To commemorate this event, SRS is running a Facebook-exclusive sweepstakes featuring two Samsung Galaxy S smartphones and a Samsung Galaxy Tab bonus prize.
 To enter for your chance to win, please visit www.facebook.com/SRSLabs. The sweepstakes is running now through December 1, 2010.
No matter what the environment SRS restores clarity and detail to content played over your mobile phone. Our mobile phone technologies include:
TruMedia 
Experience unsurpassed entertainment from your mobile phone with immersive 3D audio, improved bass and surround sound over headphones.
WOW XT 
Improves the playback quality of audio, delivering a dynamic 3D entertainment experience on your mobile phone.
WOW HD
Delivers immersive 3D audio complete with deep bass and high frequency clarity to consumers on-the-go.
VIP+ Enhances voice intelligibility, provides noise reduction for use in a variety of environments, and improves the tonal quality of the voice for today's mobile phone user.

Link:http://www.srslabs.mobi/default.aspx?id=3638



Technology: HP Announces Industry’s First Unified System to Manage Application Lifecycle

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November 30, 2010
Technology & Innovation
HP Software Universe Barcelona 2010
HP Software Universe is HP’s biggest enterprise software event of the year, bringing together clients, partners and executives.
HP Software Universe Barcelona 2010 is the premier event where clients learn how to simplify the secure delivery of modern applications and services, which are the heart of their business. Media will learn about market drivers causing clients to adopt new HP solutions and services that accelerate the delivery of applications, lower application costs and achieve business alignment without sacrificing quality.

BARCELONA, Spain -- HP today introduced the first unified system to accelerate the reliable, secure delivery of software applications and services across heterogeneous environments.

HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) 11 unites and automates the critical activities of modernization applications – from requirements management to quality, performance and release.
A recent Forrester Consulting study commissioned by HP shows that 69 percent of IT decision-makers have earmarked a quarter of their annual IT budgets for application modernization, while 30 percent will dedicate more than 50 percent.(1)Application modernization enables organizations to gain control over complex processes and support the transformation of their applications portfolio to deliver an Instant-On Enterprise that boosts enterprise growth, agility and innovation.
HP ALM 11 is a role-based system that supports stakeholders in the applications delivery process and integrates with major development tools. It automates workflow processes within and across applications teams, enforcing and accelerating best practice application lifecycle management. Benefits include:
  • HP ALM 11 Project Planning and Tracking establishes release criteria and manages milestones throughout the process based on real-time visibility into release progress and readiness.
  • Three-way traceability between requirements, development and quality artifacts for rapid team-wide analysis and execution of application changes.
  • Flexible methodology support to optimize delivery approach by project type – waterfall, custom, Agile – with HP Agile Accelerator 4.0, available in a complimentary basic edition or advanced edition for a fee.
  • Lower enterprise risk from application failures due to functional, performance and security defects in composite and rich internet applications.
  • Reduced costs and delivery time with easy discovery, re-use and sharing of critical application artifacts, including requirements, tests and defects.
“Multiple requirements and tests, running across different platforms and coupled with new technologies can significantly affect application quality,” said Todd Eaton, director, ALM Tools and Services, McKesson. “Implementing HP application modernization solutions across the entire lifecycle helped us realize savings of several million dollars over a three-year period.”
HP ALM provides the foundation for the new versions of HP Quality Center and HP Performance Center 11.0. These solutions help simplify and automate application quality and performance validation to lower operational costs, freeing up resources for new applications and services. Benefits include:
  • Accelerated application deployment by automating manual testing activities such as setting up data and manually driving repetitive tasks across multiple environments with HP Sprinter.
  • Improved test creation with HP TruClient, part of HP LoadRunner 11.0, which tests an application’s performance without the need for time-consuming scripting.
  • Reduction of an application’s functional defects for both GUI and non-GUI testing with a single automated solution for composite applications with the HP Unified Functional Testing 11.0 – a combination of HP Functional Test and HP Service Test 11.
“Organizations rely on applications to perform business-critical functions. Outdated tools, complex methodologies and ever progressing new technology make it difficult for IT to deliver effective applications,” said Bill Veghte, executive vice president, Software and Solutions, HP. “HP’s new solutions enable clients to accelerate the delivery of applications, lower application costs and achieve business alignment without sacrificing quality.”
HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Consulting Services enable clients to reduce total cost of delivery, mitigate risk with lower defect rates, accelerate implementation timelines and increase software adoption through expert testing practices, flexible delivery models and education services.
HP ALM 11 is a component of the HP Application Transformation portfolio, which helps enterprises gain control over aging applications and inflexible processes. HP Application Transformation solutions help businesses and governments in their pursuit of an Instant-On Enterprise in which technology is embedded in everything an organization does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

Accelerate

On November 30th, HP launched the most significant release of our applications solutions in over two years. If you are thinking of purchasing or upgrading, now is the time! With new releases of our industry leading solutions like HP LoadRunner and HP Quality Center as well as the launch of innovative new offerings like HP Sprinter and TruClient, we are continuing to raise the bar in the application quality management space.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

LTE: Vividwireless to Trial TD-LTE in Australia. Speed test Video.

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Australian wireless broadband provider, vividwireless, has announced  trial of TD-LTE which can deliver peak speeds of more than 100Mbps.

vividwireless CEO Martin Mercer said the trial with technology partner Huawei Australia was part of the company’s continuing technology roadmap assessment.

“vividwireless is trialing the advanced TD-LTE technology to evaluate and determine the very best mobile voice and broadband service to meet our customers’ future needs. vividwireless is determined to ensure that it retains its ranking as Perth’s fastest wireless broadband provider,” he said.

The trial will cover the market readiness of TD-LTE, including the technology’s capacity, coverage and ‘real world’ performance.

The trial will commence in December 2010 in inner-city Sydney around Redfern, as well as Western Sydney around Horsley Park. These locations will allow vividwireless to test the performance of the technology in high demand, high density, inner city conditions such as apartments and cafes, as well as suburban conditions.

Huawei Australia Chief Technology Officer Peter Rossi said, “Having worked with vividwireless in rolling out its Perth network and the initial footprints in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane, we are delighted to be working on this TD-LTE trial.

“Huawei’s SingleRAN solution allows vividwireless to make a smooth transition from WiMAX to TD-LTE to suit its network requirements” he added.



Technology: Crime solving is going digital.Video.

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Crime solving is going digital. Police say digital evidence left behind from cell phones, computers or PDAs can be found at nearly every crime scene.

"A lot of times, it's evidence that will take you to your next step in the investigative lead, so it will tell us who this person has been in touch with or who they've been emailing or texting," said Richard Mislan, Ph.D., a cyber-forensic researcher at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.


To help dig up digital evidence and catch criminals, cyber-forensic researchers use a device called a flasher box. It finds clues hiding in cell phones.

"A flasher box is used for extracting a full memory from a mobile phone," Dr. Mislan said.


A phone's memory card is removed and plugged into a flasher box. Computer software extracts the phone's coded information and decodes the information to reveal the phone's call history, text messages, e-mails, calendar, images and videos. This information is then used by cops as clues to solve crimes.

"It's an inside look into that person, much more than just a fingerprint," Dr. Mislan said.

The technology also helps victims of serious crimes by finding clues from computers to show who last contacted the victim and last visited Web sites or e-mails.

"It's a way of helping us find the perpetrator or the suspect and taking us to that next step," Dr. Mislan said.

 Solving crimes isn't easy. Just ask Brice -- but now, technology may help cops get one step ahead of the bad guys. Researchers are now developing a first-responder digital evidence collection kit to gather evidence immediately at the scene of a crime.


WHAT IS CYBER FORENSICS? The subset of forensic science concerned with interpreting evidence contained in computers and digital media is called cyber forensics. The field is concerned with issues such as recovering lost data, and revealing and decrypting data hidden on a suspect's computer. In addition to computers, cyber forensics specialists can also recover information from cellular phones, mp3 players, CDs, DVDs and more. Approximately 80 to 90 percent of legal cases today involve some sort of digital evidence.

WHAT'S A FLASHER BOX? A flasher box is a device that transfers data from a cell phone to a computer, where people unfamiliar with the device in question can examine files for evidence. With one of these devices, non-experts are able to check for clues that may help them solve cases, even if they have never before seen a similar device.






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Palm webOS: Tweet Cam app for upload/post pics to Twitter.

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TweetCam

TweetCam is the fastest way to upload/post pictures to Twitter. All you do is launch the App and start snapping. The pictures are automatically uploaded in the background and posted to twitter. You can also choose to manually upload photos from your phone's photo library too.

 SUPPORT/FEEDBACK: • Email: IngloriousApps@gmail.com • Website: www.IngloriousApps.com • Twitter: @IngloriousApps MORE APPS BY INGLORIOUS APPS: • Notes • Plickr • FlickrCam • Crushed • MediaVault • Bouncey As always, your 5-star ratings and reviews keep the updates coming! So don't forget to tap that 'review' button & leave a review in the app catalog.

Palm webOS: Casa App a Picasa web albums application.

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Casa

Experience Picasa™ Web Albums natively on your webOS device. Picasa™ (by Google) is a popular web service for storing, sharing, organizing, and editing photos. Casa is a Picasa™ App for your phone.

 FEATURES: • View your Photo Albums • View other Public web Albums • Search for Photos • Download photos to your phone • Set Photos as Wallpaper • Share Albums/Photos via Email, SMS or Twitter • View and post comments for Photos • Upload photos to your Picasa™ Web Albums (At the moment, uploads are handled through emails)

 SUPPORT/FEEDBACK: • Email: IngloriousApps@gmail.com • Website: www.IngloriousApps.com • Twitter: @IngloriousApps MORE APPS BY INGLORIOUS APPS: • Notes • Plickr • FlickrCam • Crushed • MediaVault • Bouncey As always, your 5-star ratings and reviews keep the updates coming! So don't forget to tap that 'review' button & leave a review in the app catalog.

Symbian Foundation web sites a good bye : shutting down.

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The once dominant mobile OS symbiam used on Nokia phones is shutting down their Foundation (Symbian Developer) web sites on December 17th, 2010.

The question is until when Nokia will still making features phones with symbiam, now that every phone have touch or multitouch screens displays, even those features ones?. I have seen Huawei and ZTE going that way.

The Meego OS age for Nokia phones, now?

 Which websites will be affected?

All of the websites hosted by the Symbian Foundation will be affected:
  • www.symbian.org, www.symbian.org/cn, www.symbian.org/jp
  • developer.symbian.org, developer.symbian.org/cn, developer.symbian.org/jp, kernel.symbian.org
  • horizon.symbian.org
  • ideas.symbian.org
  • blog.symbian.org, blogcn.symbian.org, blogjp.symbian.org
The @Symbian Twitter feed and the Symbian.org fan page on Facebook are also likely to be discontinued.
Symbian Signed will continue to operate, as will Symbian communities hosted outside the Symbian Foundation.

Source: http://developer.symbian.org/wiki/Symbian_Foundation_web_sites_to_shut_down

The Future: Tiny Supercomputers The Size of a Sugarcube

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The world's most powerful supercomputer could be the size of a sugar cube and more energy efficient than you might ever imagine.
Researchers at IBM's Zurich Labs have developed a prototype supercomputer called the Aquasar that uses a water-cooling principle to keep the system from overheating. The Aquasar is a normal-sized computer; there's nothing tiny about it. But IBM thinks that the water-cooling technology that's proven effective in this supercomputer could work just as well in a vastly smaller machine.
The processors in today's computers get very hot, and they have to be cooled off, usually by air. IBM found that using water to cool off a computer's processors is 4,000 times more efficient than using air.
In fact, up to 50 percent of an average air-cooled data center's energy consumption and carbon footprint today is just from powering the necessary cooling systems to keep the processors from overheating.
Dimos Poulikakos is the head of the Laboratory of Thermodynamics in New Technologies, ETH Zurich. His team of researchers worked with IBM to help develop Aquasar.
"With Aquasar, we make an important contribution to the development of sustainable high performance computers and computer system," he says in a press release from IBM. "In the future it will be important to measure how efficiently a computer is per watt and per gram of equivalent CO2 production."
In IBM's water-cooling system, the processors and several other parts in the computer are cooled with water that is no warmer than 140 degrees Fahrenheit. That's still pretty hot, but it's enough to keep the computers from overheating. As long as the processors remain well below 185 degrees Fahrenheit, the system will operate normally.
This water runs throughout the computer system in what IBM calls "micro-channel liquid coolers," but they are essentially tiny tubes full of water. Every processor in the computer has these tubes directly attached to them, so no processor in the system overheats.
IBM says Aquasar is almost 50 percent more efficient than the world's most powerful supercomputers.
Bruno Michel of IBM's Zurich Labs tells the BBC a supercomputer's energy efficiency is a lot more important than it used to be. "In the future, computers will be dominated by energy costs; to run a data center will cost more than to build it."
IBM says it's important for supercomputers to become more energy efficient not just about saving money, but also about helping the environment. About two percent of the world's energy is consumed by building and operating computer equipment.
Until recently, the most powerful supercomputer in the world could perform about 770 million computational operations per second at a cost of one watt of power. The Aquasar prototype clocked up nearly half again as much, at 1.1 billion operations per second. Now the task is to shrink it.
Mark Stromberg is a principal research analyst at Gartner. As he tells the BBC, "We currently have built this Aquasar system that's one rack full of processors. We plan that 10 to 15 years from now, we can collapse such a system in to one sugar cube - we're going to have a supercomputer in a sugar cube."
Here's how IBM explains their new supercomputer, in a video the company released:
Conserving energy is just as important as generating more renewable energy in terms of preventing climate change. The idea is that we can use renewable energies like solar and wind where we can, like NFL stadiumsand the White House, and conserve energy as well.

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