Simulating HPC Workload Energy Costs

February 21, 2014

In today's computing world, energy- and power-efficiency in data centers is critical to reducing a system's overall total cost of ownership. Energy-efficiency i Read more…

By Carlo del Mundo

How Can Supercomputers Survive a Drought?

January 26, 2014

Water scarcity has been surfacing as an extremely critical issue worth addressing in the U.S. as well as around the globe nowadays. A McKinsey-led report shows Read more…

By Dr. Shaolei Ren

SC13 in Review: The Week’s Top Newsmakers

November 28, 2013

This year at SC13 we counted over 100 HPC-specific announcements that hit the wires over the course of the week, many of which were from vendors, organizations Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

HPC Power Efficiency and the Green500

November 20, 2013

The first Green500 List was launched in November 2007 ranking the energy efficiency of supercomputers. Co-founder Kirk W. Cameron discusses the events that led Read more…

By Kirk W. Cameron

SC13 Research Highlight: Dynamic Electric Pricing for Energy Aware Scheduling

November 16, 2013

As supercomputers continue to grow, so do the associated electricity bills. These costs are now a leading component of total cost of ownership (TCO) of HPC syst Read more…

SC13 Research Highlight: COCA Targets Datacenter Costs, Carbon Neutrality

November 16, 2013

The rapid growth of high performance computing and cloud computing services in recent years has contributed to the dramatic increase in the number and scale of Read more…

By Shaolei Ren and Yuxiong He

Cool and Steady Wins the Exascale Race

November 12, 2013

Power, energy and reliability present major challenges to HPC researchers in their endeavor to build larger machines. As we approach the exascale era, both hard Read more…

By Osman Sarood, Laxmikant Kale & Esteban Meneses

Green500 Turns Blue

July 5, 2012

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. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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