Cambridge University builds ‘greenest’ supercomputer

London, Dec. 14: Cambridge University has reportedly unveiled a supercomputer, which is being touted as the ‘greenest’ of its kind.

The supercomputer, named Wilkes, after computing pioneer Maurice Wilkes, will be used for development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), which will be the biggest radio telescope ever made.

According to the BBC, Wilkes, is ranked 166th for being one of the most powerful in the world, is the equivalent of 4,000 typical desktop computers all working together.

Director of the Cambridge High Performance Computing Service, Dr. Paul Calleja said that being energy-efficient as well as just powerful is the big challenge in supercomputing today and their system makes an important step forward in this regard.

The report said that the supercomputer has an energy efficiency of 3,361 Mega-flops per watt and comes in 2nd place on the Green 500 ranking of the most energy-efficient computers. (ANI)