IBM Supercomputers Occupies the First 17 Spots in Green500 List

The latest Green 500 list announced by names IBM supercomputers as the foremost, among the twenty world’s most energy adept supercomputers and ranks 65th among the 100 globally.

The supercomputers spanning Asia and Europe, executing applications such as pharmaceutical research, climate forecasting and astronomy are also included in the list. Some of the IBM super computers in the green list comprise of  hybrid clusters, power servers, blade center, system x iDataPlex and Blue Gene.

For the second consequent year, three QPACE systems powered by IBM PowerXcell 8i processor are tied up for the top slot. Currently these systems are used at Julich Supercomputer Centre, Germany, University of Wuppertalare and University of Regensburg. Each of this energy efficient systems make over and above 773 Mflops (millions of floating point operations per second) per every watt of energy consumed.

The IBM iDataPlex-based cluster that deployed at Mississippi State University is the only cluster among the top 500 and occupies the 9th spot It is exploited for handling multi filed research projects from aerospace to fluid dynamics to hurricane modeling in the Gulf as well as most intricate problems related to NASA space research centre.

According to Trey Breckenridge, computing resources and operations administrator, the IBM iDataPlex cluster utilized at the university are designed to be energy efficient and to cope with heavy work loads occupying minimal space and curtails power consumption thus saving on bills on consumption and cooling, yet allows them to speed up the researches related to government agencies and other corporate companies.

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