NVIDIA Powers Most Efficient Supercomputers
The recently published Green500 list, which ranks the worlds supercomputer by energy efficiency, revealed that the top ten systems on the list all feature NVIDIA Tesla GPUs. This feat is matched only by the BlueGene systems made by IBM. The Tsubame-KFC system at the Tokyo Institute of Technology holds the top spot on the list, delivering 4.5 gigaflops of computing power per watt. In the last six months NVIDIA managed to increase its presence from two systems to ten, attributing the rise to the improved efficiency provided by the Tesla architecture compared to Fermi.