Campus IT staff to supercomputers: Be cool
Purdue’s Mike Shuey leads an effort to keep computers from overheating and losing valuable research data
By Dennis Carter, Assistant EditorRead more by Denny Carter
In Mike Shuey’s line of work, turning off a computer means losing up to 3 million processing hours—a few weeks of work, gone in an instant. But new computer code has allowed Shuey and his staff to slow down campus supercomputers when they reach about 85 degrees Fahrenheit by about 30 percent—meaning researchers wouldn’t have to start from scratch after a complete shutdown. Read more with registration.