IBM’s new water-cooled Supercomputer aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 85%
Apart from manufacturing and selling computer hardware and software, IBM also intends to roll out green technology solutions to cut CO2 emissions. The world’s largest computer company has partnered with Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich for energy-aware computing. The outcome, dubbed as Aquasar, is a first-of-a-kind water-cooled supercomputer that will directly repurpose excess heat for the university buildings. Such an eco-system can reduce the carbon footprint by up to 85% and save up to 30 tons of CO2 per year. With an innovative water-cooling system and direct heat reuse, this new supercomputer will help to reduce overall energy consumption by 40%. Located at the ETH Zurich, it is planned to start operation in 2010. This is a three-year collaborative research in emission-free high performance computing.