The world is growing greener, and the computer industry is no exception. For many years, supercomputers, desktops, and laptops were energy hogs, but those days are largely over. These days, computer manufacturers are designing for energy efficiency, and the results speak for themselves.
The latest example of how green energy and computer technology have converged involves Lenovo and Intel. The two tech giants recently got together to create an energy-efficient supercomputer that does not skimp on power.
The result of the partnership between Lenovo and Intel is a powerful next-generation supercomputer, but the real story here is the energy efficiency of the design. Unlike some other supercomputers, whose power comes at the expense of energy efficiency, this new machine gives users the best of both worlds.
Lenovo has proven once and for all that power and energy efficiency can exist in the same supercomputer package. This new Lenovo supercomputer is no slouch in the power department, with some 26.7 petaflops of computing power. That makes it the most powerful supercomputer in all of Germany, and it is already the highlight of the Leibniz Supercomputing Center.
The enormous power of this new Lenovo supercomputer allows it to be put toward some truly world-changing tasks. With nearly 27 petaflops of power at its disposal, this supercomputer is designed to solve vexing problems in environmental science, astrophysics and biomedical challenges.
Despite its low power footprint, the new Lenovo supercomputer is able to deliver real solutions to some of the most challenging problems the world has ever seen. With so much to offer, it is easy to see why the latest Lenovo design has been getting so much attention.
The secret behind the energy efficiency of the latest Lenovo supercomputer is its direct water cooling technology. This unique water cooled design allows an enormously powerful supercomputer to operate with a stunning 45 percent greater efficiency.
That 45 percent higher efficiency means less energy usage, and that is good for the environment. The stringent energy requirements in place throughout the European Union have forced many computer manufacturers, including tech titans like Lenovo and Intel, to think proactively and look for new ways to design their systems. In some ways, the partnership between Lenovo and Intel, and the supercomputer that has just been unveiled, is a result of that environmental commitment.
There is no better place to unveil the new Lenovo supercomputer than at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ). Part of the famous Bavarian Academy of Sciences, this Munich institution is at the forefront of computer technology, and it is turning its enormous computing power to the areas as diverse as astrophysics and bioengineering. As one of Germany’s preeminent big data centers, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences is sure to put this new energy efficient supercomputer to good use.