Startup Attempts to Reinvent the CPU to Make Computers Less Power-Hungry
Rex Computing’s 19-year-old founder has a plan to dramatically cut the energy used by powerful computers.
Every fairy-tale giant has a weakness, and Thomas Sohmers thinks the same is true of Intel, which ships hundreds of millions of chips every year. To his mind, Intel’s chips guzzle too much electricity. At his startup, Rex Computing, Sohmers is working on an alternative way to architect chips that he says will use a 20th of the power that Intel’s use.