When the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) replaced its Jaguar supercomputer with Titan, not only did it expand its computing speed tenfold, it also saved on the electric bill.
Nvidia revealed new architectural details of the 64-bit version of Project Denver at the HOT CHIPS conference this week. “While Denver is described as a Mobile chip, Stam claims that its performance will rival some mainstream PC-class CPUs at significantly reduced power consumption. That sounds to me like an interesting building block for HPC clusters.”
In this video from ISC’14, James Reinders from Intel and Patrick Wohlschlägel from Allinea discuss new energy optimization programming tools from Allinea Software. “Our developer-centric tool, Allinea MAP, will allow scientific code developers to focus energy optimization down into the source code — making changes to the application to drive faster performance and lower energy consumption at the same time.”