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Oct 16 2008   8:07AM GMT

Humor: IBM Galactic Empire introduces new Power server

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio has a new satirical article up on its site: “IBM Announces the New Power 995 Server.” Some tidbits:

With unrivaled power, it can perform an infinite loop in under 4-seconds and requires two HALT instructions to stop it.

It’s kind of big, though:

At 900 km (550 miles) in diameter, the IBM Power 995 must be deployed in a low-earth orbit and requires a 12-year lead time before orders of this product become operational.

And talk about power and cooling issues to deal with!

Powered by an array of 12 nuclear reactors generating up to 25 gigawatts of power, the IBM Power 995 can run continuously for 97 years.

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