Experience of a PRACE Center
High performance computing continues to reach higher levels of performance and will do so over the next 10 years. However, the costs of operating such large scale systems are also growing. This is mainly due to the fact that the power consumption has increased over time and keeps growing. While a top 10 system 15 years ago would be in the range of 100 KW the most recent list shows systems in the range of 1- 2 MW and more. This factor of 10 makes costs for power and cooling a significant issue. The second financial issue is the increase in investment cost for such systems.
KeywordsFunding Agency High Performance Computing National Center Large Scale System European Funding
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