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Computer Science announces call for participation in the Green500 List


BLACKSBURG, Va., May 23, 2008 – The next submission deadline for the Green500 List of supercomputers will be on June 13, 2008.

The Green500 List debuted in November 2007 at the Supercomputing 2007 (SC07) conference to provide a foundation for tracking trends in green supercomputing. In that inaugural list, nearly half of the TOP500 List reported their actual power consumption numbers based on the guidelines set forth at the Green500 List Web site, http://www.green500.org/.

The Virginia Tech organizers of the Green500 List will have a “Birds of a Feather” session on The Green500 List: Past, Present, and Future at the 23rd International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany, on June 18, 2008. At this session, the organizers will outline its evolution and future directions.

In November 2008 at SC08, the organizers plan to hold an open forum to further broaden the opportunities for participation in the Green500 List for everyone involved, from submitters to critics, “as the partaking and passion of the high performance computing community for energy efficiency is now becoming self-evident,” said Wu Feng of Virginia Tech’s Computer Science Department.

For more information, please e-mail info@green500.org.

The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech was established in 1971 and is part of the College of Engineering, the premier engineering school in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The college has a history of innovation, including cost-effective supercomputing (System X) and entrepreneurial research innovation, leading to three new buildings for research in critical technology and applied science.

The Department of Computer Science is distinguished by interdisciplinary research in high-end computing systems, computational biology and bioinformatics, and human-computer interaction as well as core areas in computing. The graduate program, offering M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Blacksburg and at the Northern Virginia Center, was ranked among the top 30 programs as measured by the most recent study of Ph.D.s awarded. The graduates of the accredited undergraduate program are highly sought by industry and well prepared for further study.