Power – a Major Hurdle on the Road to Exascale

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John Kirkley has posted an excellent feature in the HPC Source online magazine called Power – a Major Hurdle on the Road to Exascale.

Power is a prime candidate for a major makeover. DARPA wants to develop a single rack capable of delivering in excess of one petaflop on the LINPACK benchmark for a power budget of 57 kilowatts. And unspecified number of these racks should be able to interoperate to address a single application – the building blocks of an exascale system.

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By the way, Mr. Kirkley has been doing great work lately as the editor over at the Digital Manufacturing Report, a new publication targeted at the elusive Missing Middle market for HPC. Check it out.