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Ntu Launches One of the World's Greenest Supercomputers

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Nanyang Technological University (NTU) researchers recently launched the High Performance Computing (HPC) Centre, which features sustainability features such as the use of water-cooled technology that reduces electrical consumption by 30 percent. The HPC Centre also reduces electricity consumption by automatically adjusting to specified energy-usage levels and transaction speeds.

NTU's supercomputer is ranked as the sixth most energy-efficient in the world based on the x86 architecture. New research areas for the system include developing future energy sources, studying global climate change, designing new materials, and understanding biological systems.

"The establishment of the supercomputer brings under one roof a centralized large-scale computing facility to the 2,800-strong research community on campus," says NTU's Bertil Andersson.

From Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
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