The British invent potato-claimant Web server
The strength from the tuber
Twelve fruits operate the computer, which nevertheless serves
two Internet pages
A group of British Tueftler, which call themselves "
Temple ov Thee Lemur " (TotL), has one
potato-claimant Web server invented, with which one can surfen by
Internet. As the BBC reported on Tuesday, two Internet pages in the
World Wide Web could be operated - several days long without power
supply plugs only by twelve potatoes.
Shrunk to profitable size computer
The computer fans took in addition a computer version with
low current consumption (Intel 386 chip) and removal everything up to
the central computing chip. As fixed disk another chip served, on
which only the software was stored for the operation Servers. A quite
rough, although for some informative " Design study "
gives it likewise, like a Fotogallerie of
the bio computer.
The server is not high available
A specification offers TotL on the leading videotex page
of the " Spud server " . The Site cared for by the
potato computer can be attained under the address
184.108.40.206:2300 more or less reliably. The machine from time to
time, also that does not only precipitate access to the server had to
Power station in the potato
Potatoes are well-known as a potenzieller current supplier,
because the salty inside of the tuber possesses particularly good
electrolytic characteristics - similarly as the acid in a car battery.
Into a potato put electrodes from zinc and copper cause an
electro-chemical reaction, which causes again a current flow. In this
way had succeeded in the past already operating a digital clock.
With " E.U.N.U.C.H. " a quantity fun
The group of " Temple ov Thee Lemur " made attentive already
in the past with such projects on itself. Thus they did not plan
quite seriously the cooling problems of high-clocked computers. The
result of the project " E.U.N.U.C.H " (The of
extremes Use OF Nearly universal Cooling hardware) was an exhaust and
a freezing drawer combination, owing to those the TotL members not
only the performance calculation of the almost toothfold could, but
also success equal with cool beverages begiessen could. Like also the
potato Web server was " E.U.N.U.C.H. " in the long run a little
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