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The Green500 List

Jun 30, 2010 by Virginia Tech

With the latest release of The Green500 List, accelerator-based supercomputers now occupy the top eight slots of the Green500, where the fuel efficiency (or energy efficiency) of supercomputers is defined as millions of floating-point operations per second (MFLOPS) divided by watts (W) or MFLOPS/W. Accelerators refer to the use of dedicated hardware to perform computations faster than a traditional processor, also known as a central processing unit (CPU).

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