Scientific Computing World is pleased to announce the availability of a new FREE webcast on the topic of energy efficiency in high-performance computing (HPC). Moderated by Beth Sharp, Editor of Scientific Computing World, this webcast features three presentations that will help your understanding of the future of Green HPC.
Green computing with GPUs
Steve Scott, chief technology officer of Nvidia’s Tesla Business Unit
As we push towards a new era of hybrid computing, the most critical goal is one of building more eco-friendly, power-efficient systems, while not sacrificing performance or functionality. To continue historical rates of improvement, we must dramatically improve power efficiency, which requires simplifying our processors and optimising for aggregate performance on throughput workloads instead of fast single-thread performance on serial workloads. In his presentation, Steve Scott discusses these issues and how GPUs may provide the answer.
New advances in power and cooling technology
Bill Mannel, VP of Product Marketing at SGI
In his presentation, Bill Mannel outlines real-world examples of how the application of large scale-out data centre technologies are making a real impact to traditional HPC installations, ultimately enabling lower total cost of ownership (TCO) by improving power distribution efficiency. Additionally, he explains, through new advances in blade design, cooling methods and system management, these gains can be further enhanced, with secondary benefits of improved reliability and availability.
Energy efficiency and supercomputing
Dona L. Crawford, associate director of Computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Dona Crawford describes the power requirements of the 20 petaflops (quadrillion floating-point operations per second) computing system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). She also highlights what has been done to make the computing centre more energy efficient and how the green computers in the green computing facility are used to accelerate clean energy technologies through modelling and simulation.