A team of 10 cyclists from MIT have set a new world record in the field of Human Powered Computation (HPC) by drawing 1.2 kilowatts of electricity and powering a a SiCortex SC648 supercomputer by the course of a 20 minute nonstop ride. whether you recall, SiCortex pulled a similar stunt with another group of bikers at that year’s NextFest. The original concept came in response to Google’s “Innovate or Die” contest that challenges contestants to use pedal potential to develop a “zero emission invention.” More info and a video after the break.
The bikes were hooked up to generators that supplied direct current energy to a converter which, in turn,
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