Call for Participation in Virginia Tech's Green500 List

BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 7, 2008 – The next submission deadline for Virginia Tech’s Green500 List of supercomputers will be on Feb. 18, 2008. For this deadline, institutions will only be asked to report their actual power numbers; the performance numbers that will be used are those from the Top500 List from November 2007.

The Green500 List debuted in November 2007 at the Supercomputing 2007 (SC|07) conference to provide a foundation for tracking trends in green supercomputing. In that inaugural list, nearly half of the TOP500 List reported their actual power consumption numbers based on the guidelines set forth at the Green500 List website.

The Virginia Tech organizers of the Green500 List plan to hold an open forum at SC|08 to broaden the opportunities for participation in the Green500 List for everyone involved, from submitters to critics, as the partaking and passion of the high performance computing community for energy efficiency is now becoming self-evident.

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