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Europe Seeks Routes to Saving Energy in HPC

Robert Roe

In the second in this series of articles on ways to save energy in computing, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World reports on how Europe is looking to both hardware and software solutions.

Is Europe Leading the Energy Efficiency Race?

Tom Wilkie, Scientific Computing World

Europe is notorious for its high energy costs. In the first of three articles on energy efficiency in high-performance computing, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World asks if that’s why so much of the initiative appears to be coming from Europe.

Cavium Adds GPU Support to 64-bit ARMv8-A ThunderX Processor Family

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Today Cavium announced support for Nvidia Teslas GPUs in its ThunderX ARM processor family.

E4 Rolls Out ARM-based ARKA Servers for HPC and Big Data

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Today E4 Computer Engineering from Italy announced a new series of ThunderX ARMv8-A enabled ARKA dense computing sever product line.

World’s Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer Powered by AMD FirePro™

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AMD powers the L-CSC cluster at the GSI research facility which achieved the number one position for most energy efficient supercomputers on the latest Green500™ List. The L-CSC cluster is installed at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH research facility in Darmstadt, Germany, and is powered by AMD FirePro™ S9150 server GPUs.

LANL Reduces Water Consumption for Supercomputer Cooling

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Today Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that it decreased its water usage by 26 percent in 2014, with about one-third of the reduction attributable to using reclaimed water to cool its supercomputing center.

OCP Improving Datacenter Design Through Shared IP

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“Facebook had the forethought to create the Open Compute Foundation and share IP from designing a highly efficient computing infrastructure at an extremely low cost. We are now building on that collaborative development model to bring expanded flexibility with regard to form factors, processors and configurations for a broad range of customer requirements.”

Penguin Tundra Platform brings Open Compute Project to HPC

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Today Penguin Computing gave customers a peek at the future of increased customization and choice in high performance computing at the Open Compute Project Summit.

IEEE is Rebooting Computing for What Comes Next

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IEEE has launched something it calls Rebooting Computing (RC), “an initiative that proposes to rethink the computer through a holistic look that addresses all aspects of computing.” Through exponential performance scaling, the IEEE RC initiative aims to help the computing industry turn the corner to surpass its current setbacks and challenges—specifically regarding the deceleration of computational power and capacity.

Podcast: Supermicro Tunes up with New Intel Xeon D-1500

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In this Chip Chat podcast, John Nguyen from Supermicro discusses the new “System on a Chip” Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 and how Supermicro is integrating this new solution into their products.