Green500 list coming to SC07

As I walked around the ISC07 show floor last week, one marketing sign hit me with a bit of nostalgia. It said: “Lowest Cost of Ownership.”
And then I ran across this news about a new Green500 list, which aims to provide a ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world and serve as a complementary view to the <a href="TOP500 List:
“For decades now, the notion of “performance” has been synonymous with “speed” (as measured in FLOPS, short for floating-point operations per second). This particular focus has led to the emergence of supercomputers that consume egregious amounts of electrical power and produce so much heat that extravagant cooling facilities must be constructed to ensure proper operation. In addition, the emphasis on speed as the performance metric has caused other performance metrics to be largely ignored, e.g., reliability, availability, and usability. As a consequence, all of the above has led to an extraordinary increase in the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a supercomputer.” Full Story


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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