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The Evolution of the Green500 List: A Bird-of-A-Feather Session at SC|08

The Green500

Nov 16, 2008

On Wednesday, November 19, at SC|08, the founders of the Green500 from Virginia Tech will host a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session, centered around evolving the list to better serve the high-performance computing community. Being "green" has undergone a true revolution -- from being largely scoffed at in the early 2000s to being so important that being "green" has become a necessity rather than a luxury.

At the Green500 BoF, the BoF hosts, Wu Feng and Kirk Cameron of Virginia Tech, will lead a discussion on the Green500, starting first with the history of the Green500, the current and future challenges of tracking energy efficiency in high-performance systems, and trends in the current Green500 List. An invited panel of speakers on large-scale energy efficiency will present their perspectives on the state of green supercomputing and where it is headed with respect to computing platforms and infrastructure support.

Below is topic and speaker information for the BoF:

Improving the Green500

5:30-5:45 PM

Introduction and Opening Remarks

5:45-6:00 PM

Green500 Measurement, Metrics, and Benchmarks

    • Matt Reilly, SiCortex
    • Allan Snavely, SDSC/UCSD
6:00-6:15 PM

Open Discussion

6:15-6:30 PM

Green500 Eligibility: What is a Supercomputer?

    • Earl Joseph, IDC
    • Debra Goldfarb, Tabor Communications
6:30-6:45 PM

Open Discussion

6:45-7:00 PM

Views from the End User (or End Facility)

    • TBA
    • TBA
7:00-7:15 PM

Open Discussion

7:15-7:25 PM

Don Clegg, Supermicro

7:25-7:30 PM

Closing Remarks

About Green500:

The Green500 List seeks to encourage sustainable supercomputing by raising awareness to the energy efficiency of such systems. Since its official launch at SC07, interest in the Green500 List and energy efficiency has continued to grow at a rapid rate.

-- The Green500 List