23 Feb '12, 3pm

World’s Greenest Supercomputer Heads Down Under

World’s Greenest Supercomputer Heads Down Under

Soon, Australia won't just be home to kangaroos, kola bears and those yummy chocolate Tim Tam treats. It will also be the home of the world's greenest supercomputer . The IBM Blue Gene/Q will take up residence at the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) at the University of Melbourne. And its mission is a lofty one: to help find cures to life-threatening diseases. The University of Melbourne and IBM are in the second stage of agreements to provide the computing technology on the university's campus. The supercomputer is expected to be operational by June. The Victorian government and the university established the $100 million VLSCI to strengthen the research capabilities and outcomes of Victorian life sciences research. The initiative brings together biology experts from around the world and massive computation power to help tackle potentially fatal dise...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/worlds-greenes...

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