Cambridge University Reveals Green Supercomputer
A ‘Green Supercomputer’ has been launched by Cambridge University which is greenest of its kind in terms of efficiency.
This Supercomputer is equivalent to 4,000 Personal Computers. They are not the powerful systems yet but the most efficient still long way to go for technicians to launch something which would be the most powerful computer in the world.
The Green Supercomputer known as ‘Wilkes’ is named after the legend of computing Maurice Wilkes.
The system is capable of running 3,361 Mega-flops per watt. In other words “flops” (floating point operations per second) is a measurement of machine handling several computers at a time.
The Wilkes is ranked 2nd in the Green Supercomputer. Green Supercomputer built by Tokyo is cooled by oil. Whereas, the UK based system is cooled by efficient air technology making the most efficient Green computer.
Green Supercomputer is the start of a new era of energy efficiency system that will be built in future to save energy by running several PC’s at the same time in one room.
BBC News – ‘Greenest’ supercomputer unveiled at Cambridge University. 2013. BBC News – ‘Greenest’ supercomputer unveiled at Cambridge University. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25367825. [Accessed 17 December 2013].