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Immersion Cooling Floated as Green Energy Solution

Feb 14, 2014 |

At the same time as Moore’s Law progress is slowing down, the demand for processing data is at an all-time high. A full 90 percent of all the data in the world was created in the last two years, and datacenters are responsible for 2 percent of overall US electrical usage. Keeping all those warehouse-scale Read more…

Air-Cooled Supercomputer Is Among World’s Greenest

Dec 9, 2013 |

Unlike this November’s TOP500 list, which had very little churn in the top 10 (only one new system, Piz Daint, squeezed into the elite club) the most recent Green500 list’s upper echelon was filled with nothing but newcomers. While most are liquid-cooled, taking second place is an energy-efficient air-cooled supercomputer from the University of Cambridge, Read more…

Saving Energy with Supercomputing

Dec 2, 2013 |

Many Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the UK and beyond are unaware that supercomputing can help them become more energy efficient. With major energy suppliers recently announcing yet more price hikes, companies across all industries are feeling the pinch. Three of the ‘big six’ British energy firms have increased their prices between eight and Read more…

Supercomputing Conference Offers Up Smorgasbord of HPC Sessions

Nov 9, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/SC12_logo_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”96″ height=”49″ />The epic supercomputing event of the year, SC12, will be booting up next week in Salt Lake City, Utah, attracting HPC digerati, vendors, press, and analysts from around the world. And even though the DOE won’t be there in full force this year, big crowds are still expected. This year’s event should deliver plenty of fodder for those looking to keep up on the latest and greatest in the field.

Plug In and Power Down

Jul 9, 2012 |

EU project offers software that makes datacenters more energy-efficient.

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.

Apple Datacenter Blooms Green Energy

May 22, 2012 |

Company looks to renewable energy to power its computing infrastructure.

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.

The Greening of HPC — A Conversation with Professor Wu Feng

Nov 18, 2010 |

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.