Department of Energy Using Warm Water to Cool Data Center (Linux Powered!)

Sitting at the core of NREL’s new HPC data center deployment is the open source Linux operating system. HP’s Turkel explained that his company has gone to great lengths over the years to fully optimize for power usage on Linux.

“With our latest generation systems we’ve taken many of the Linux process daemons and offloaded them from the system and we have them running in a management processor that is run on a node,” Turkel said.