PARAM Yuva II: India’s no.1 and ranked 44th among most power efficient supercomputer in the world
As per Green500 List announced at the Supercomputing Conference (SC 2013) in Denver, Colorado, in the US, India’s PARAM Yuva II supercomputer built by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), has been ranked no.1 in India, 9th in the Asia Pacific Region and 44th in the world among the most power efficient computer systems.
Why does ‘Green 500’ rank computer systems according to their power efficiency?
Generally, supercomputers eat up a lot of power and produce much heat that requires sophisticated cooling facilities to ensure proper functioning. This renders the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of operating supercomputer to increase. In a bid to draw attention towards development of energy efficient supercomputers, Green500 ranks computer systems in the world according to compute performance per watt, thus providing a world ranking based on energy efficiency.