Writing for the Personal Views on Research eInfrastructures blog, Fabio Gallo of Eurotech calls attention to the energy challenges facing IT and HPC. He notes that despite IT being a heavy user of energy, the average person doesn’t think of this space in that way. In fact, IT’s carbon footprint sits at about 2 percent Read more…
During a recent talk, distributed computing researcher Ioan Raicu discussed how the challenges of exascale computing will be felt outside of the traditional supercomputing community as IaaS giants like Amazon move into the million-node range.
Over the next few years, the very sources of massive energy consumption–data centers that power cloud computing–could soon turn to serve the goals of energy efficiency programs. Cloud platforms and the scalable needs they can serve are increasingly being seen as key to energy management, especially as the range of devices, sensors and measurement tools grows and renewable sources are being fed back into the system.
Portability or efficiency? Neither is guaranteed when writing explicit parallel code.