Energy Research Area

SUPER’s Green HPC: Improving the Energy Efficiency of DOE HPC
Lead: Laura Carrington

SUPER’s Energy thrust is charged with understanding how computation and
communication patterns affect the overall energy requirements of HPC applications.
We then leverage this understanding to design software- and hardware-aware
optimization techniques that reduce the DOE’s HPC energy footprint. Three
complementary sub-thrusts have emerged within this thrust: research on power
measurement devices, software solutions that provide fine-grained access to the
power measurements, and energy-efficiency research that utilizes the first two to
develop green optimization strategies. We highlight recent accomplishments all of
the three research themes and present empirical results that illustrate SUPER’s
contributions in minimizing DOE’s HPC energy requirements.

Energy poster for the Sept 2012 SciDAC PI meeting