SCHEDULE: NOV 10-16, 2012
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Pushing Water Up Mountains: Green HPC and Other Energy Oddities
SESSION: Green Supercomputing
EVENT TYPE: Keynote and Invited Talks
TIME: 1:30PM - 2:15PM
SESSION CHAIR: David Lowenthal
Presenter(s):Kirk W. Cameron
Green HPC is an oxymoron. How can something be “green” when it consumes over 10 megawatts of power? Utility companies pay customers to use less power. Seriously. Energy use per capita continues to increase worldwide yet most agree new power production facilities should not be built in their backyards. HPC cannot operate in a vacuum. Whether we like it or not, we are part of a large multi-market ecosystem at the intersection of the commodity markets for advanced computer hardware and the energy markets for power. This talk will provide a historical view of the Green HPC movement including some of my own power-aware software successes and failures. I’ll discuss the challenges facing computer energy efficiency research and how market forces will likely affect big changes in the future of HPC.
David Lowenthal (Chair) - University of Arizona
Kirk W. Cameron - Virginia Tech