“Green Computing” is a hot new HPC topic that was born of the need to address the current worldwide energy crisis and decrease global warming. The focus of Green Computing is on reducing power consumption, carbon emissions, and the high cooling costs associated with computing and data centers. Researchers at the NCHC are in the process of adopting two major components of the Green Computing trend, those being Virtualization and Power Management.
The NCHC’s Free Software Lab is currently developing a new extension for its Diskless Remote Boot in Linux (DRBL) named DareDevil@Class. DareDevil@Class is able to transform a PC classroom into a virtual PC cluster. By integrating DRBL with Xen Hypervisor and Lustre Storage, it is easy to consolidate an existing server farm, reduce power consumption, and increase the ability to arrange computing resources.
Mr. Jazz Wang (03) 5776085 # 276 jazz _at_ nchc org tw