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Spring Verdure Issue (May)


Towards the realization of a low-carbon society

Completion of the Green Computing Systems Research Center

A completion ceremony was held on April 13th to commemorate the construction of the Green Computing Systems Research and Development Center. This organization is a joint industry-academia-government research facility made possible through a grant from the METI's (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) Program for Developing Industrial Technology R&D Facilities. The center is equipped with an advanced SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processor) server which is one of the largest in the world. Furthermore, the roof is installed with solar panels used in a demonstration experiment for low-power consumption servers.

In the future, the center will serve as a base for work led by researchers from the Green Computing Systems Research Organization which was founded in November 2010. The center will conduct joint industry-academia R&D for applied technology, software and hardware. In particular, the next-generation multi-core /many-core hardware being developed is quiet, compact, high-performance, consumes low amounts of power, doesn't require a cooling fan and can be run using solar cells. These qualities will enable the hardware to realize a high level of international competiveness. Furthermore, the center seeks to cultivate professionals who will produce next-generation high-added value technology.

Completion ceremony

Exterior of center