16 Sep '13, 3pm

NETL's Supercomputer Addresses Energy Issues on Two Fronts #fb

NETL's Supercomputer Addresses Energy Issues on Two Fronts #fb

NETL's Supercomputer Addresses Energy Issues on Two Fronts Massive Computing Power with Minimal Energy Consumption Helps Scientists Design Smarter Fossil Energy Systems Most of us do our part to reduce energy consumption by some minuscule measure, even if the goal is to save a few bucks rather than save the planet. Switching to high-efficiency light bulbs, driving fuel-efficient cars, and adjusting the thermostat are just a few examples of the small steps we can all take that, collectively, make a big difference. But have you ever thought about the energy consumed each time you go online? The internet has become a primary means of staying connected in the modern world, and supercomputers, high-performance computing resources, are the engine that drives that connection. These systems consume enormous amounts of electricity, creating a problem that continues to grow as depen...

Full article: http://www.netl.doe.gov/newsroom/features/09-2013.html

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