The high-performance computing capability is closely related to the technological competitiveness of a country, as a result, technologically advanced countries have continued to invest in the construction of high-performance computing environment. In addition, it is seen as an indicator of the national strength obtaining a place in the top 500 list of the world’s top supercomputers.
The Green500 provides rankings of the world’s most energy-efficient supercomputers. The NCHC’s (National Center for High-Performance Computing) supercomputer “Windrider” (a.k.a. ALPS or Advanced Large-scale Parallel Supercluster) was ranked the 25th on the Green500 list, setting a new record since Taiwan joined the global rankings in the most energy-efficient supercomputers. Responding to the energy-efficient issue, the NCHC has devoted itself not only to continually advance its high-performance computing capability, but also to improve its energy-saving technology. The rankings on the world’s Top 500 and Green 500 supercomputers indicate that Windrider is superior in both computing capability and energy efficiency.
To pursue the management benchmark and to provide customers with quality services, the NCHC re-proceeded ISO certification processes this year. As expected, the NCHC received the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management and ISO 27001:2007 Information Security Management certifications. The NCHC is the first research center under NARL to achieve such a special honor.