Money for Research, Not for Energy Bills: Finding Energy and Cost Savings in High Performance Computer Facility Designs

Money for Research, Not for Energy Bills: Finding Energy and Cost Savings in High Performance Computer Facility Designs

TitleMoney for Research, Not for Energy Bills: Finding Energy and Cost Savings in High Performance Computer Facility Designs
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsDale A Sartor, Mark Wilson
JournalComputing in Science and Engineering
Volume12
Pagination19-Nov
Call NumberLBNL-4282E
Abstract

High-performance computing facilities in the United States consume an enormous amount of electricity, cutting into research budgets and challenging public- and private-sector efforts to reduce energy consumption and meet environmental goals. However, these facilities can greatly reduce their energy demand through energy-efficient design of the facility itself. Using a case study of a facility under design, this article discusses strategies and technologies that can be used to help achieve energy reductions.

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LBNL-4282E