Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Data Center Links: November 23, 2016

Here are some (mostly) recent things I found interesting:

  • Green500 List of energy-efficient supercomputers. Almost as fun as the Top500 list itself. The Green500 ranks supercomputers by how energy-efficient they are. NVIDIA Corporation took the top spot with 9,462.09 MFLOPS per Watt with their DGX-1 system, using their P100 Tesla GPUs. 
  • Spray-on concrete for EMP shielding.  This just sounds cool.  A team from the University of Nebraska has created a cost-effective concrete mix that acts as a shield against "intense pulses of electromagnetic energy".
  • HP - The Machine.  HP has been running a series of posts on their vision for the future of computing - The Machine.  These posts elaborate their process to build this vision and the research behind it.
  • France's nuclear fusion reactor.  Interesting article on how countries around the world are contributing billions to the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor).