Noted: 15 "Intel Atom" cpu chips fit on a penny and if one is used in a future desktop the chip uses about 3 watts hopefully with no noisy fan kicking on/off like my present Dell 2.8ghz when its asked to number-crunch for several minutes.
However the Atom runs at 1.6ghz and the only benchmark I have seen shows it under-crunching my beloved old 900mhz Celeron, which ran quiet so I'm not sure I can use it as a replacement for my Dell 2.8ghz.
Q. Can anyone find confirmation that a Atom nearly 2x the clock speed of a 900mhz Celeron running fpu-intensive apps is significantly slower? More controversial, can we claim that Fortran is greener than other languages because its number-crunching apps run faster?.