Introducing an air-breathing battery that could power a breakout electric car — Cleantech News and Analysis


Introducing an air-breathing battery that could power a breakout electric car — Cleantech News and Analysis.

“IBM is unveiling progress and new partners for its lithium air battery technology, which it started working on back in the Summer of 2009 and which could one day be a commercial product perhaps in the 2020/2030 timeframe”

“IBM says its lithium air battery could have an energy density of 1,000 watt hours per kilogram, which is more than double the energy density of some of the most cutting edge lithium ion batteries out there …. It’s also five to ten times more energy dense than the basic lithium ion batteries on the market.”

16 petaflops IBM Supercomputer Wins Speed Record – WSJ.com


IBM Supercomputer Wins Speed Record – WSJ.com.

“IBM’s Sequoia system was able to carry out 16 quadrillion calculations a second, or petaflops, according to a benchmark used to compile a semiannual list of the world’s 500 most powerful computers”

“IBM’s system at Lawrence Livermore, by contrast [to x86-based systems], is based on a design called Blue Gene/Q that uses new chips the company designed itself to boost performance while saving energy. Each has 16 processors, based on a technology called Power that long has been used in the company’s servers.”

IBM Supercomputing infographic

 

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