NVIDIA Tesla GPU Accelerators Power World's Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer
Latest Green500 Results Establish GPU Accelerator Advantage vs. CPUs,
All Other Accelerators for Energy Efficient, High Performance
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/28/13 -- NVIDIA today
announced that NVIDIA(R) Tesla(R) GPU accelerators are powering the
world's two most energy efficient supercomputers, based on the latest
Green500 list published today.
The winning system is 'Eurora' at CINECA, Italy's largest
supercomputing center, in Casalecchio di Reno. Equipped with NVIDIA
Kepler(TM) architecture-based GPU accelerators -- the
highest-performance, most efficient accelerators ever built -- Eurora
delivers 3,210 MFlops per watt, making it 2.6 times more energy
efficient than the best system using Intel CPUs alone (at Meteo
France). It also greatly surpasses the most efficient Intel Xeon Phi
accelerator-based system, 'Beacon,' at the National Institute for
Computational Sciences, at the University of Tennessee.
The number-two system on the June 2013 Green500 list is the 'Aurora
Tigon' supercomputer at the Selex ES facilities Chieti, Italy.
These top two systems are powered by advanced Eurotech
high-performance 'Aurora' servers, equipped with NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU
More broadly, NVIDIA Kepler GPU accelerator-based systems in the top
100 spots on the Green500 list are 50 percent more energy efficient
on average than the latest Intel Xeon Phi-based systems.
Following last week's ISC 2013 Student Cluster Challenge in which
NVIDIA GPU accelerator-based systems swept the top four spots for
energy efficient supercomputing, NVIDIA GPUs again demonstrated why
they are most preferred accelerator solution among developers, system
designers, and computational researchers.
"Raw performance is no longer the exclusive measure of the value and
impact of supercomputers," said Sumit Gupta, general manager of the
Tesla Accelerated Computing Business Unit at NVIDIA. "All future
systems will need to deliver higher performance with reduced power
consumption. With GPU accelerators in the top two spots, the latest
Green500 list demonstrates accelerators' ability to deliver unmatched
levels of energy-efficient supercomputer performance for
By delivering thousands of small energy efficient cores operating in
parallel, GPU accelerators are considerably more energy efficient
than standard CPUs. These GPU cores are optimized to run the
compute-intensive portions of applications, while general-purpose CPU
cores, which process in serial, are highly inefficient when running
Issued twice annually, the Green500 list rates the 500 most energy
efficient supercomputers based on performance achieved relative to
power consumed. For more information and the complete June 2013
Green500 list visit: http://green500.org/.
About NVIDIA Tesla GPUs
NVIDIA Tesla GPUs are massively parallel
accelerators based on the NVIDIA CUDA(R) parallel computing platform
and programming model. Tesla GPUs are designed from the ground up for
power-efficient, high performance computing, computational science
and supercomputing, delivering dramatically higher application
acceleration for a range of scientific and commercial applications
than a CPU-only approach.
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