Tech giant you’ve probably never heard of wants to put a data center in a shoebox using 1,000 3D superconducting chips – at 20 exaflops it would be 20x faster than the most powerful supercomputer on Earth

To counter the pressure on global energy resources due to increasing computing needs – yes, AI, we’re looking at you – research institute imec is proposing a radical shift away from traditional computing methods.

The solution, detailed in IEEE spectrum engineering magazine, involves exploiting the fundamental properties of superconductors to significantly reduce power consumption, creating an innovative, superconducting processor.