Aurora Energy Efficiency
The greenest HPCs in the world
Eurotech design philosophy is to maximize energy efficiency and performance, while using standard components to keep compatibility to the max. In other
Words, we use the following rule to drive the design of the machine: when 2 or more solutions are available and that are equivalent in terms of performance/functionality we choose the one that is better in terms of power usage.
The inherent efficiency of components (like CPUs and accelerators) provides the “base” for the energy efficiency of the Aurora systems, but this is an “undifferentiated” gain compared to other systems. The rest is down to Eurotech design and cooling.
Cooling is certainly crucial: it provides an important contribution to enable system level energy efficiency when cold water is used and to enable data-center level energy efficiency when hot water is used.