Tag: energy efficiency

HP, Intel Score Petaflop Supercomputer at DOE Lab

Sep 5, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NREL_logo.gif” alt=”” width=”112″ height=”48″ />The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has ordered a $10 million HP supercomputer equipped with the latest Intel Xeon CPUs and Xeon Phi coprocessors. When completed in 2013, the system will deliver one petaflop of performance and will take up residence in one of the most energy-efficient datacenters in the world.

The 2012 Performance Per Watt Wars

Jul 26, 2012 |

Chip analyst evaluates efficiencies of latest processors.

Green500 Turns Blue

Jul 5, 2012 |

<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.

Bits Are Cheaper Than Atoms

Apr 30, 2012 |

Why one man thinks computation will “solve the world’s energy problems in this century.”

Facebook Showcases Green Datacenter

Apr 26, 2012 |

A small team of engineers at Facebook have created an ultra-efficient design for large-scale computing.

A Cool Place for Cheap Flops

Apr 11, 2012 |

Iceland offers inexpensive, renewable energy for HPC colocation.

A Tale of Two Power Envelopes

Apr 10, 2012 |

Increases in the energy efficiency of microprocessors and sensors launched the mobile computing industry, but has left supercomputing users wanting more.

A Computer Cluster for Those Cold Winter Nights

Nov 28, 2011 |

Home heating with servers could be the ultimate in energy efficient computing.

Powering Up Exascale

Sep 1, 2011 |

It’s not just about the megawatts.

Exascale: Power Is Not the Problem!

Aug 29, 2011 |

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. That title is probably controversial Read more…