Scientificblogging.com reports on the Herkules supercomputer which they call the greenest one around. Herkules is at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM in Germany where it can perform 100 million calculating operations per watt. Herkules' room is cooled with outside air until it gets too warm, then an absorption refrigerator is used. Also, the heat generated by Herkules is used to heat the building.
Fast, and Green, Too
Dec 06, 2007