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University of Tennessee Supercomputer Sets World Record for Energy Efficiency
November 27, 2012
An Appro Xtreme-X supercomputer named Beacon, deployed by the National Institute for Computational Sciences at the University of Tennessee, tops the current Green500 list, which ranks the world's fastest supercomputers based on their power efficiency.
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