Complete Guide to Energy Efficiency Topics at SC12

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Energy efficiency will again be a hot topic at SC12, with at least 38 Technical Program sessions focused on energy efficiency. Natalie Bates from the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group (EE HPC WG) has written up a terrific Guide to Energy Efficiency Topics at SC12.

Demand for HPC is growing in both the public and private sectors. It is also highly energy-intensive. The Federal government is required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) to reduce energy intensity in all facilities, including laboratories and industrial buildings, by 30% by 2015. The increasing need for HPC and the attendant energy intensity threatens to derail the progress toward this and other goals. Through meeting mandated energy reductions, the Federal government is poised to lead by example in energy efficiency.

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