Lenovo is conducting a joint research project with the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre in the UK, focused on improving the energy-efficiency of high-performance computing systems.
For the project, the Hartree Centre is researching the challenges of power consumption in computing. Hartree will also be developing software intellectual property and defining best practices regarding ARM-based server deployments. While the majority of today’s servers are designed to be deployed across a wide-spectrum of workloads, this research effort will be focused initially on a narrow set of application environments with the goal of optimizing performance/watt and performance/cost for these select workloads.
As part of this collaboration, Lenovo is developing an ARM-based server prototype as an extension to its dense computing platform NeXtScale.