Building Red Sky

Today, Red Sky, Sandia's Sun Constellation Supercomputer was announced as the 10th fastest supercomputer on the Top500 list, with a sustained performance of 429.9 TFlops. In the time-lapse video below, you can watch the building of Red Sky at Sandia National Laboratories National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Red Sky uses Sun's new 5600 Cooling Door System to achieve new levels of energy efficiency for a system of this size. By Sandia's own calculations, besides energy efficiency, the cooling door system saves over 5 million gallons a year of water compared to traditional air-cooled systems. Now that is green IT!

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