IBM Unveils Green Hydro-Cluster Supercomputer
IBM has unveiled a new supercomputer, the Power (or Hydro-Cluster) 575, which can provide five times the performance of its predecessor on 40 percent of the power, CNET reports. A fully stocked Power 575 rack contains 448 processing cores.
A water cooling system brings in chilled water from the outside, runs it through copper plates located above individual processors to absorb heat, and then expels the water, as well as the heat, reducing air conditioning requirements.
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