HPE and Tokyo Institute of Technology Build the World's Most Powerful Green Supercomputer

June 19, 2017 • Blog Post • Alain Andreoli, SVP and General Manager, Data Center Infrastructure Group

The HPE SGI 8600 system in the TSUBAME 3.0 cluster will be Japan's fastest artificial intelligence supercomputer

The amount of energy required to fuel today's supercomputers is enormous and can create an immense drain on resources. This is because traditional supercomputers consume massive amounts of electrical power and produce high amounts of heat, requiring larger cooling facilities to be built to ensure proper performance. To address this challenge, a new breed of innovation is required, purpose-built to maximize efficiency without sacrificing performance and scale.

Today, at the ISC High Performance Computing event in Frankfurt, Germany, HPE is excited to accept an award with the Tokyo Institute of Technology recognizing our work to develop the most power efficient supercomputer in the world. The HPE SGI 8600 system in the TSUBAME 3.0 cluster, deployed at Tokyo Institute of Technology, is the #1 ranked system on the Green500 list, which rates the top 500 supercomputers in the world by energy efficiency. This system will be Japan's fastest Artificial Intelligence (AI) supercomputer, and will possess the deep learning capabilities needed to provide breakthroughs in major global issues like climate change and finding a cure for cancer.

Below is a picture of HPE and the Tokyo Institute of Technology accepting the award for the #1 ranking system on the Green500 List. Congratulations to the team who made this possible!



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