22.07.2011 | Green-Cube - a new environmentally friendly high performance computer centre
More and more aspects of our daily life require high performance computers. These use a lot of energy. New energy-efficient computer concepts to protect the environment and save costs are therefore necessary. A new environmentally friendly computing center of highest performance, the Green Cube, will now be built at GSI. Scientists from all over the world want to use it for the enormous amounts of data collected from experiments at the future accelerator facility FAIR . With FAIR they expect to gain new fundamental understandings about the build-up of matter and antimatter and about the big bang, the birth of our universe. Evolving from the necessities of basic research a groundbreaking technology with many applications for the industry, e. g. commercial cloud services, is developed with the new cost-effective and energy-efficient computing center.