<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/hat_trick_500.bmp” alt=”” width=”88″ height=”48″ />In the world of high performance computing, there are three distinct metrics in play: number crunching speed, data crunching speed, and energy efficiency. Can a computer excel at all three, or is our best recourse to try for something less than a hat trick?
There’s more than one way to build energy efficient supercomputers.
If there was a dominating theme at the Supercomputing Conference this year, it had to be GPU computing.
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.
A short list of “can’t miss” sessions at this year’s Supercomputing conference.
Grape-DR machine delivers 815 megaflops per watt.
Green500 sees increased energy efficiency from accelerator-based supercomputers; EGEE passes Europe’s grid torch to the new European Grid Infrastructure, EGI, before saying so long. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
HPC from IBM driving next-generation healthcare solutions.
Top spots on Green 500 list dominated by Cell-based systems and Blue Gene/P supercomputers.