Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced the availability of EnergyFit 1.0. EnergyFit is a transparent software layer based on a novel algorithm that reduces the power and energy consumption of high-performance computing systems. EnergyFit minimizes the energy produced by individual CPUs in a cluster or server farm and can dramatically reduce the overall energy consumption in a datacenter. On a high-end system, EnergyFit delivers typical system energy savings of 10-25% with a minimal performance reduction of less than 5%.
Energy consumption is the largest recurring cost in a typical datacenter budget. EnergyFit makes use of a novel patent-pending algorithm that has been proven to yield maximum energy savings while delivering computational results by a deadline. Inventors Chung-Hsing Hsu and Wu-chun Feng note, “In addition to providing direct energy savings, we expect EnergyFit to deliver enhanced reliability by reducing system operating temperatures and thus the rate of system failures.”
Intended applications for EnergyFit include high-performance computing, financial data centers, ISP providers, search farms, and scientific computing. EnergyFit is available for commercial and government licensing, as well as OEM and ISV licensing. EnergyFit 1.0 is compatible with the Linux operating system with the support of AMD PowerNowtm technology. The methodology, however, can be applied to any system that supports dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, e.g., Intel Enhanced SpeedSteptm.
Licensing inquiries should be directed to Eric Canuteson at (505) 667-9592 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.