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Issue No.12 - December (2007 vol.40)
pp: 50-55
Wu-chun Feng , Virginia Tech
Kirk Cameron , Virginia Tech
ABSTRACT
The performance-at-any-cost design mentality ignores supercomputers' excessive power consumption and need for heat dissipation and will ultimately limit their performance. Without fundamental change in the design of supercomputing systems, the performance advances common over the past two decades won't continue.
INDEX TERMS
green computing, Green500 list, Green Destiny, supercomputing
CITATION
Wu-chun Feng, Kirk Cameron, "The Green500 List: Encouraging Sustainable Supercomputing", Computer, vol.40, no. 12, pp. 50-55, December 2007, doi:10.1109/MC.2007.445
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