• 08-APR-2008

IBM Launches Green Supercomputer to Cool Down Energy Consumption

IBM has unveiled a new supercomputer called Hydro-Cluster that uses water to cool down the device and reduce overall energy consumption. With this new technology, data centers using Hydro-Cluster supercomputers can reduce their energy consumption by 40 percent and use 80 percent fewer air conditioners. This system uses water-chilled copper plates above each of its microprocessors that continuously remove heat from the electronics. IBM researchers say they are also working on computers that would allow water to go directly inside the chip. Once inside, the water can be routed out of the computer and pumped into the heating system for re-use. Hydro-Cluster is expected to be available beginning May 6.