High performance computing (HPC) is increasingly going mainstream as the industries using supercomputers to crunch data is multiplying at a rapid clip.
We caught up with Dan Stanzione, executive director of the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at the University of Texas, Austin, to talk about the state of HPC, sustainability, consumption models and use cases.
Here are the key points:
Sustainability and DC data centers: One of TACC’s most interesting projects is Hikari, a project funded by the Japanese government using NTT facilities and HPE’s Apollo hardware. The general idea is to eliminate the AC to DC power conversions in the data center to improve sustainability.
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