Residential computer servers help lower heating bills

March 24, 2015 3:51 PM

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As most computer users know, the machines give off energy in the form of heat. This is true of small laptops, and it is true of supercomputers. Computer servers, which offer computing power remotely, give off a considerable amount of heat while performing their hundreds of thousands of daily calculations.

Officials with Eneco and Nerdalize believe that heat can be used to warm up living rooms during cold months. As part of a field study, the companies recently installed five of their radiator servers in family homes. They expect each server to shave as much as $440 off the families' annual heating bi...

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