June 16-20, 2013

Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: Experience Operating & Optimizing the New NCAR Datacenter: A One Year Retrospective
Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Room:   Hall 2
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Speakers:   Aaron Andersen, NCAR
Abstract:   The NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center was designed with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind, setting it up to be 89% more efficient than typical data centers, and up to 10% more efficient than state of the art facilities operating today. Almost 92% of the NWSC energy is going directly to its core purpose as a data center: powering supercomputers to enable scientific discovery. The NWSC houses Yellowstone which is a 1.5-petaflops 1.8MW high-performance computing system with 72,288 processor cores, 144.6 TB of memory, and 29 times the workload throughput of NCAR’s previous supercomputing system. Experience over the past year includes optimization of the facility and interesting interactions between the facility, the computing system and the outside environment.  
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