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Heating@home with folding@home & banano.

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These are two laptops folding proteins with the Banano.cc team. These images are thermal camera images, captured with non-professional, low resolution FLIR camera.

The one on the right is more powerful with a GPU, one on the left - just 4 CPUs.

Temperature in the room may not be exact but it was above 20. Cold objects are more in blue spectrum, hot are red.

The hottest object is power supply. It is heated up to 56.6 C. (May not be exact)

The second one is only 40.

First, powerful laptop with a GPU was heating up to 50 ( again, it may not be exact but relative to other objects)

The second laptop was heated not so much, to about 39 grad.

The temperature above laptops was 0.8 grad higher (26.7 vs. 25.9). This makes sense due to convection. And kind of makes sense to place laptops on a floor if these are used for heating :-)

No, I do not plan to replace home heating with just 2 laptops but it seems there are some companies offering usage of computer produced heating to boilers and smart houses.

And more talks on the topic:

https://www.cleantechconcepts.com/2018/06/home-heating-with-crypto-mining/

https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/he-converts-waste-heat-computers-heating

This discussion started from the post below. Many thanks to @BenKenobi

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Oh wow that's so much heat. In my opinion the laptops aren't good for heavy work due not good cooling system.

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1 year ago

Yes, this heating make me worries. But laptops eats less energy vs. desktops. as I read. Thank you

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That's a funny post. I like it. Now I know how a heat map of my laptop mining Turtlecoin on XMRig would look like. Thanks for this, it put a smile in my day.

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Thanks for your comment, it is with great fun and I like it caused a smile!

Sometimes thermal imaging can be useful to see things differently . Or even detect problems in buildings and many other uses

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1 year ago

Very interesting article thanks for sharing very informative one

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Thanks for your comment. Yes, thermal camera images bringing additional information to daily objects

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Thanks

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Nice

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