Thursday, November 22nd 2007

IBM Blue Gene Supercomputers Top New List of Energy-Efficient Systems

The world's most powerful line of supercomputers - IBM's Blue Gene family - is by far the most energy-efficient, according to a new ranking of the TOP500 computers. The inaugural Green500 list ranks by energy efficiency the machines that make the overall TOP500 list of the world's fastest computers. The new Green500 list shows IBM Blue Gene supercomputers capturing 26 of the top 27 spots.

The Green500 list is overseen by two professors at Virginia Tech, Kirk Cameron and Wu Feng. "The Green500 List is intended to serve as a ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world and as a complementary view to the Top500 List," Feng said in a press release.

IBM supercomputers also led on the recently-released TOP500 Supercomputer Sites list, which ranks the world's most powerful supercomputers. According to the TOP500 list, the IBM Blue Gene/L at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is the world's fastest supercomputer, capable of delivering a sustained performance of 478 trillion calculations per second (478 "teraflops"). IBM also placed a total of 232 supercomputers on the list, the most of any vendor.Source: IBM
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5 Comments on IBM Blue Gene Supercomputers Top New List of Energy-Efficient Systems

#1
WhiteLotus
woot for IBM - now build a personal supercomputer and everyone will love you!
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Can you imagine having one of these in your home? OMG that would be phenomenal.
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#3
WhiteLotus
would be amazing. all you would need is a a personal powerstation and you would be away. think of the graphics you could produce on a 22 FOOT screen with it!
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#4
panchoman
Sold my stars!
well a ps3 is like a mini super computer lol. i hope that we'll see cell based platforms soon. cell cpus + xdr ram rock!!! :rockout:
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Wile E
Power User
by: WarEagleAU
Can you imagine having one of these in your home? OMG that would be phenomenal.
It would be more like the computer IS your home. lol.
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