Current Prospects Towards Energy-Efficient Top HPC Systems

Sonja Filiposka1, 2, Anastas Mishev1 and Carlos Juiz2

  1. Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
    1000 Skopje, R. Macedonia
    {sonja.filiposka, anastas.mishev}
  2. Architecture and Performance of Computer and Communication Systems Department
    University of the Balearic Islands, 07122Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Ever since the start of the green HPC initiative, a new design constriction has appeared on the horizon for the top supercomputer designers. Today’s top HPCs must not only boast with their exascale performances, but must take into account reaching the new exaflops frontiers with as minimum power consumption as possible. The goals of this paper are to present the current status of the top supercomputers from both performance and power consumption points of view. Using the current and available historical information from the Top and Green HPC lists, we identify the most promising design options and how they perform when combined together. The presented results reveal the main challenges that should become the focus of future research.

Key words

energy efficiency, green computing, HPC, power consumption, performances

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Volume 13, Issue 1 (January 2016)
Year of Publication: 2016
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Filiposka, S., Mishev, A., Juiz, C.: Current Prospects Towards Energy-Efficient Top HPC Systems. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 13, No. 1, 151–171. (2016),