It’s been quite a month of news for IBM, with the sale of its x86 business to Lenovo, followed by some intense questioning about what this means for their vision (and future) with HPC customers in academia and government in particular. And while some might call this the centerpiece of a shift in strategy, something Read more…
A recent DOE workshop that focused on exascale challenges and current gaps in research and ideology provided food for thought for those seeking a “disruptive” approach to this next level of computing. We highlight a handful of the presentations, delivered by some of the most noteworthy researchers and practitioners in the field.
A new study that contradicts the influential EPA report about a doubling of data center energy consumption made waves this week.
Exascale computing promises incredible science breakthroughs, but it won’t come easily, and it won’t come free.
Beating the heat with liquid cooling.
When I think about all the hype for Green IT, I always ask myself, where is the beef? Or where is the real green as in greenbacks?
Over the next ten years of HPC history, the mainstream teraflop systems of today will evolve into the petaflop systems of tomorrow, while the leading-edge petaflop supercomputers will be replaced by exaflop machines. As the most diverse player in the HPC server business, IBM has some unique advantages as it charts a path toward the exascale milestone.
As more computational muscle is incorporated into blade servers, clusters and supercomputers, the resulting increases in power and heat have become a significant challenge for the data center. Power-hungry blade servers, in particular, have become a major source of thermal pollution. The IT manager is left trying to reconcile the increases in computational demand with the ability of the data center to accommodate it.