Getting hardware in the hands of developers can often be a struggle for vendors, but a new trend seems to be gaining traction out there. In the past week, global competitors Intel and Nvidia have both put out low-cost development platforms designed to get people using their tools in new and innovative ways.
Matt Bidwell from NREL presented this talk at SC13. “NREL’s HPC center is home to the largest HPC system in the world dedicated to advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The HPC capabilities of the center propel technology innovation as a research tool by which scientists and engineers find new ways to tackle our nation’s energy challenges—challenges that cannot be addressed through traditional experimentation alone.”
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and London-based Maxeler Technologies are collaborating in a project funded by the UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills to install the next generation of supercomputing technology in a new facility at the Daresbury Laboratory focusing on energy efficient supercomputing to enable UK industry to have the edge in using a technology designed for the move towards Exascale computing.
Nicholas Dube from HP presented this talk at the Adaptive Computing booth at SC13. “The ESIF data center is designed to achieve an annualized average power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.06 or better. Going beyond traditional PUE measurements, the NREL HPC Data Center is using warm-water liquid cooling for its high-power computer components, then capturing and reusing that waste heat as the primary heat source in the ESIF offices and laboratory space.”
Steve Fields presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Led by IBM, the OpenPOWER Foundation was created to push Power-based chip designs into hardware products such as servers. The founding members of the OpenPOWER Consortium represent the next generation in data-center innovation. Combining our talents and assets around the POWER architecture can greatly increase the rate of innovation throughout the industry.”