Saturday June 29, 2013

NVIDIA Powers World's Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer

NVIDIA today announced that NVIDIAآ® Teslaآ® GPU accelerators are powering the world's two most energy efficient supercomputers, based on the latest Green500 list published today. The winning system is 'Eurora' at CINECA, Italy's largest supercomputing center, in Casalecchio di Reno. Equipped with NVIDIA Keplerآ™ architecture-based GPU accelerators -- the highest-performance, most efficient accelerators ever built -- Eurora delivers 3,210 MFlops per watt, making it 2.6 times more energy efficient than the best system using Intel CPUs alone (at Mأ©tأ©o France). It also greatly surpasses the most efficient Intel Xeon Phi accelerator-based system, 'Beacon,' at the National Institute for Computational Sciences, at the University of Tennessee.

The number-two system on the June 2013 Green500 list is the 'Aurora Tigon' supercomputer at the Selex ES facilities Chieti, Italy. These top two systems are powered by advanced Eurotech high-performance 'Aurora' servers, equipped with NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU accelerators. More broadly, NVIDIA Kepler GPU accelerator-based systems in the top 100 spots on the Green500 list are 50 percent more energy efficient on average than the latest Intel Xeon Phi-based systems.

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