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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post

I always wondered why companies put gold plated USB connectors on their mice/keyboards. They say it's for "Maximum speed and durability".
I dunno, maybe I just don't have enough swag to handle it.
Because gold is inert in air and doesn't oxidize as fast as for example silver or other solders.
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post #42 of 65
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why isnt there more Intel trolling? AMD seem to be in all the worlds top servers redface.gif

Also why isnt there more Microsoft trolling just for the sake of it. I would be surprised if this server was running Windows!

most people here are adults. Trolls are just children looking for attention in all the wrong ways.
not saying all children of these last generations are all trolls. my kids were raised with love and consequences for their actions.

back on topic
Oxidation shouldnt matter unless they are using them inside of a chip.
for the simple pathways silver could be used and would take care of all of those issues.
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With all the money they spend you'd think they would put it in an inert environment and use a better conductor.
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Probably the result of hiring people who are a second cousin or who have "connections" instead of those who are the best in their field. This is why so many bright engineers are not employed doing what they are best at - because some businessman/women acted like a moth and gravitated towards the "big bright shiny light" dangled in front of them instead of searching hard for real talent. Wake-up call.
 
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There's actually a lot of metallurgical science that goes into how solder works. It's not as simple as one would think.

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they can't put it in a inert environement the cooling is only done by air , would be a nightmare to make a close system , the exploitation cost would be so much higher , plus any maintenance would mean venting an huge amount of valuable gas, if you don't want to waste it you need storage which is expensive too.
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It's interesting that the Titan Supercomputer went with AMD for the CPU's, but snubbed AMD for the GPU's and went with nVidia.
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In March 2013, Nvidia launched the GTX Titan, a consumer graphics card that uses the same GPU die as the K20X GPUs in Titan. The relation to the supercomputer is prominent in marketing of the GTX Titan.
post #48 of 65
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why isnt there more Intel trolling? AMD seem to be in all the worlds top servers redface.gif

Also why isnt there more Microsoft trolling just for the sake of it. I would be surprised if this server was running Windows!

I tried, nobody cared, lol. biggrin.gif
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They used AMD on purpose to make it a bit slower, so that if another supercomputer takes the title, all they have to do is switch them out to Intel to take back the record.
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they can't put it in a inert environement the cooling is only done by air , would be a nightmare to make a close system , the exploitation cost would be so much higher , plus any maintenance would mean venting an huge amount of valuable gas, if you don't want to waste it you need storage which is expensive too.

When you compress Nitrogen and then decompress it, it cools, it doesn't even need to be in liquid form for it to happen.
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When you compress Nitrogen and then decompress it, it cools, it doesn't even need to be in liquid form for it to happen.

That happens for any and all gases. While in its compressed state the boiling point is lowered!
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