When Thermodynamics Goes Meta

While running a simulated annealing program, lowering the simulated temperature too slowly will make the CPU temperature rise too much. That’s thermodynamics.

Law of computer thermodynamics

The other lesson in here, particularly for systems engineers, is: “The system always kicks back”. (Paraphrased from John Gall’s satirical takedown of systems-thinking in his three Systemantics books, which are a little over the top but nevertheless recommended).

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2 thoughts on “When Thermodynamics Goes Meta

  1. Pingback: What is Ghd Thermodynamics? | Thermodynamics Material Geek

  2. If you let the temperature rise even more, eventually all the silicon in the CPU will become glass and you have a quantum computer!

    P.S.: Nice to see you blogging again.

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