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New world record for energy efficiency set by NVIDIA GPU-Accelerated Supercomputer

Italian supercomputer nabs world record for energy efficiency, uses 128 NVIDIA Tesla K20 accelerator

By: Charles Gantt from Feb 11, 2013 @ 10:20 CST

Eurora, Italy's supercomputer which uses NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators based on NVIDIA Kepler, has set a new world record in energy efficiency. The new Eurotech manufactured supercomputer went online last Wednesday at the Cineca facility in Bologna, Italy.


Eurora is Italy's newest and most powerful supercomputer to date and achieved the world record by sustaining an astonishing 3,150 megaflops per watt of energy consumed. Aiding in the record breaking performance is 128 high-performance, energy-efficient NVIDIA Tesla K20 accelerators.

Sanzio Bassini, director of HPC department at Cineca said:

"Equipped with the ultra-efficient Aurora system and NVIDIA GPU accelerators, Eurora will give European researchers the computing muscle to study all types of physical and biological systems, while allowing us to keep data center power consumption and costs in check."

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