fully contained in a 0.6-mm cube

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I can't understand "fully contained in a 0.6-mm cube", can you lease explain?
"Theoretically, Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that nothing can travel faster than light, which can cover only 0.6 mm in 2 picosec. Practically, a computer of that speed fully contained in a 0.6-mm cube would generate so much heat that it would melt instantly. Thus whether the goal is normal performance at low cost or extremely high performance at greater cost, distributed systems have much to offer."
Distributed Operating Systems, Tanenbaum
  • Uncle Jack

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    British English
    The entire computer fits within a cube whose edges are each 0.6 mm long. If anyone could build a computer that small, it would generate so much heat...
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