#EnergyEfficient: heating a city with the warm buzz of a supercomputer? @globalsiteplans

#EnergyEfficient: heating a city with the warm buzz of a supercomputer? @globalsiteplans

In a series of articles published last year by Érick Rivard, various situations that could take advantage of the expansion of the Enfant-Jésus Hospital in our neighborhood were suggested. The Siberian cold hitting our neighborhood this winter has inspired me to talk about a different idea: heating the hospital with supercomputers! In hospitals a substantial amount of air needs to be recycled so that bacteria do not multiply. Therefore it is not enough to insulate the building in order to achieve good energy efficiency. It is necessary to find a means to quickly heat the new air that is constantly coming into the building. At -30 degrees Celsius, that requires a lot of energy. Of course, we have affordable electricity in Quebec, but the means for producing said electricity are becoming more and more contested. What about killing two birds with one stone? We could convince d...

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