Tag: energy efficiency
Chip analyst evaluates efficiencies of latest processors.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Blue_Gene_Q_rack_blue.jpg” alt=”” width=”82″ height=”103″ />The latest Green500 rankings were announced last week, revealing that top performance and power efficiency can indeed go hand in hand. According to the latest list, the greenest machines, in fact the top 20 systems, were all IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputers. Blue Gene/Q, of course, is the platform that captured the number one spot on the latest TOP500 list, and is represented by four of the ten fastest supercomputers in the world.
Why one man thinks computation will “solve the world’s energy problems in this century.”
A small team of engineers at Facebook have created an ultra-efficient design for large-scale computing.
Iceland offers inexpensive, renewable energy for HPC colocation.
Increases in the energy efficiency of microprocessors and sensors launched the mobile computing industry, but has left supercomputing users wanting more.
Home heating with servers could be the ultimate in energy efficient computing.
It’s not just about the megawatts.
To build exascale systems, power is probably the biggest technical hurdle on the hardware side. In terms of getting to exascale computing, demonstrating the value of supercomputing to funders and the public is a more urgent challenge. But the top roadblock for realizing the potential benefits from exascale is software.
The increased awareness in the HPC community of the need to maximize energy efficiency in compute-intensive environments has never been greater. With The Green500 results coming out this week, HPCwire’s Caroline Connor turned to Professor Wu Feng from Virginia Tech, the man largely credited with the movement towards environmentally-sustainable supercomputing.