A plan to use groundwater as a geothermal coolant for an Australian supercomputer is being touted as a way to save on water use for major heat islands, such as data centers.
The 1.5 petaflop IBM computer can run an astonishing 1.5 quadrillion calculations per second, allowing scientists to build ever- more accurate climate models and predict future changes in climate and weather.
The Climate Group reports on plans by two computing giants to build an efficient supercomputer that will be used to conduct clean energy research.
The Oakley Cluster, named for Ohio heroine Annie Oakley, gives the Ohio Supercomputer Center a big boost in energy-efficient processing power, the center says.
IBM’s Blue Gene/Q, ranked as the world’s most energy efficient supercomputer, is headed to Australia to aid in research into life-threatening diseases.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s supercomputer Olympus is hard at work on renewable energy solutions, with the speed of 20,000 computers combined.
To tackle energy challenges, the U.S. government doles out 1.7 billion processor hours on its two best supercomputers to 57 research projects.