Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT. The researchers evaluated an emerging method of power generation called pressure retarded osmosis, in which two streams of different salinity are mixed to produce energy. In principle, a PRO system would take in river water and seawater on either side of a semi-permeable membrane.
Igor Markov reviews limiting factors in the development of computing systems to help determine...
Scientists from IBM have unveiled the first neurosynaptic computer chip to achieve an...
CoolIT Systems is a Bronze Sponsor at International Supercomputing Conference 2014 in Leipzig, Germany. This level of commitment to the event will allow CoolIT ample opportunity to showcase their liquid cooling expertise, experience and unique data center solutions for HPC, cloud and enterprise markets.
An energy efficient supercomputer with warm water. How cool is that? Enlightenment has long been the ultimate pursuit of artists, philosophers, scientists, theologians and other sentient minds. Whether it is delivering the proof to support their theses, or to investigate a perplexing problem before them, they have poured a vast amount of energy into the situation. Energy has now become the problem.
Researchers at UCLA have created a nanoscale magnetic component for computer memory chips that could significantly improve their energy efficiency and scalability. The design brings a new and highly sought-after type of magnetic memory one step closer to being used in computers, mobile electronics such as smart phones and tablets, as well as large computing systems for big data.
Imagine being able to carry all the juice you needed to power your MP3 player, smartphone and electric car in the fabric of your jacket? Sounds like science fiction, but it may become a reality thanks to breakthrough technology developed at a University of Central Florida research lab.
Natalie Bates chairs the Energy Efficient High Performance Computing Working Group (EE HPC WG). The purpose of the EE HPC WG is to drive implementation of energy conservation measures and energy efficient design in HPC. At ISC’14, Bates will chair the session titled Breaking Paradigms to Meet the Power Challenges...
Costas Bekas is managing the Foundations of Cognitive Computing group at IBM Research-Zurich. He received his B. Eng., Msc and PhD, all from the Computer Engineering & Informatics Department, University of Patras, Greece, in 1998, 2001 and 2003 respectively. Between 2003-2005, he worked as a postdoctoral associate with prof. Yousef Saad at the Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of Minnesota
Matthias S. Müller has been University Professor of High Performance Computing at the RWTH Aachen Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences since January 2013. His research focuses are the automatic error analysis of parallel programs, parallel programming models, performance analysis, and energy efficiency.
In Stephen Leacock’s nonsense story, “Gertrude theGoverness,” the hero, in extremis, “… flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.” A fitting description for the state of power and cooling in today’s high performance computing industry. Researchers and engineers at companies, government agencies and educational institutions worldwide are exploring a wide variety of solutions to problems posed by petascale systems ...
Ahhh! There is nothing like a tall, cool drink of water when thirsty. Not surprisingly, computers also prefer liquid refreshment as opposed to air cooling when hot. The choice for the technologist resides in when to make the move to liquid cooling and in what type of liquid cooling system is most appropriate.
Fifteen years ago, power and cooling didn’t make the top 10 list of issues HPC data centers were facing. That changed quickly with the rise to dominance of clusters and other highly parallel computer architectures, starting in the period 2000 to 2001 and escalating from there. In IDC’s worldwide surveys since 2006, power and cooling have consistently ranked as the number two concern for HPC data centers
Here’s the pitch: “We would like millions of dollars to build a supercomputer capable of calculating 150 trillion floating point operations per second (TFLOPS). Hundreds of scientists will use the system to investigate the causes of global warming, drugs that may cure cancer, and the origins of the universe. The machine will be built from the most advanced equipment available from NEC, Intel, NVIDIA, Mellanox, and other manufacturers...
In the current issue of HPC Source, we explore some of the latest advances in “Power & Cooling” and share expert viewpoints on topics ranging from strategies for coping with escalating power and cooling requirements, to a look at the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s prototype TSUBAME-KFC system, to an examination of today’s liquid-cooling hardware. We also delve into some of the big unknowns in the future of power and cooling.
Welcome to SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING's Power & Cooling edition of HPC Source, an interactive publication devoted exclusively to coverage of high performance computing.
CoolIT Systems partners with Penguin Computing to deliver the Relion 2808GT Rack Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) solution.
Aurora G-Station and the Aurora Cube is the CPU-only version are full HPC systems that combine computation, management, storage functionality as well as liquid cooling infrastructure that guarantees compactness and absence of noise.
New materials and technologies are making it possible to utilize thermal energy more efficiently. Visit Hall 13 at the Hannover Messe (April 7-11) to find out how researchers from the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance are applying this to heat and cool spaces and industrial processes.
An international team of scientists led by physicists from the University of York has paved the way for a new class of magnetic materials and devices with improved performance and power efficiency. Magnetic materials are currently used to store almost all digital information. However, with information processing and storage now making up a significant fraction of the world's energy consumption
Lawrence Livermore has joined forces with two other national labs to deliver next generation supercomputers able to perform up to 200 peak petaflops (quadrillions of floating point operations per second), about 10 times faster than today's most powerful high performance computing (HPC) systems.
IBM announced that it has achieved a new technological advancement that will helpimprove Internet speeds to 200-400 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) at extremely low power. The speed boost is based on a device that can be used to improve transferring Big Data between clouds and data centers four times faster than current technology. At this speed, 160 Gigabytes could be downloaded in only a few seconds.
A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the American West.
A major event in France and Europe, TERATEC Forum brings together the top international experts in high performance numerical design and simulation, confirming the strategic importance of these technologies for developing industrial competitiveness and innovation capacity. For its 9th edition, the Forum Teratec will be, for over 1000 professionals, the right place to be, with its hot topics, plenary sessions, technical workshops and exhibition of hardware, software and service providers.
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center recently accepted “Edison,” a new flagship supercomputer designed for scientific productivity. Named in honor of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the Cray XC30 will be dedicated in a ceremony held at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on February 5, 2014, and scientists are already reporting results.
A breakthrough for the field of Spintronics, a new type of technology which it is widely believed could be the basis of a future revolution in computing, has been announced by scientists in Cambridge. The research provides the first evidence that superconductors could be used as an energy-efficient source for so-called “spin-based” devices, which are already starting to appear in microelectronic circuits.
Researchers are developing computers capable of "approximate computing" to perform calculations good enough for certain tasks that don't require perfect accuracy, potentially doubling efficiency and reducing energy consumption.
During particularly intense solar storms the magnetosphere can “crack,” allowing charged particles to seep in and wreak havoc on the Earth’s technological infrastructure — an event called space weather. Scientists currently do not have the ability to accurately predict the severity of a space weather event or where it will have the most impact. But researchers are hoping to change that.
- Page 1