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SGI Snatches Oil and Gas Giant with “Cool” Super

Mar 26, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/icex.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”83″ />European oil and gas giant, Total, has looked to SGI again to supply a super that meets their modeling and simulation needs–but that is focused on power and cooling. The result, based on the SGI ICE X, should pull a top ten ranking on this year’s Top 500 list–the most powerful commercial….

Businesses Soon to Sample Maine’s Supercomputing CIDER

Mar 7, 2011 |

The University of Maine is preparing for a new supercomputing resource to lend to local business with power and cooling help from a potential paper mill and riverwater partnership.

The Week in Review

Aug 19, 2010 |

Purdue group invents energy management device that prevents need for costly datacenter shutdowns; and Dell announces its intention to purchase 3PAR for 1.15 billion. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

Supercomputers When They Sizzle

Jul 15, 2010 |

Beating the heat with liquid cooling.

Google Patents Liquid-Cooled ‘Server Sandwich’

Jul 7, 2010 |

Custom motherboard assembly is latest innovation from search giant.

IBM Ponders the Exascale

Dec 9, 2009 |

Over the next ten years of HPC history, the mainstream teraflop systems of today will evolve into the petaflop systems of tomorrow, while the leading-edge petaflop supercomputers will be replaced by exaflop machines. As the most diverse player in the HPC server business, IBM has some unique advantages as it charts a path toward the exascale milestone.

Supercomputing Seeks Energy Savings

Mar 5, 2009 |

Recent energy-saving innovations at ORNL are setting a new standard for resource-responsible HPC research. The laboratory has taken an all-angles approach, seeking energy savings from a suite of different areas.

Keeping Your Cool in the Data Center

Apr 21, 2006 |

As more computational muscle is incorporated into blade servers, clusters and supercomputers, the resulting increases in power and heat have become a significant challenge for the data center. Power-hungry blade servers, in particular, have become a major source of thermal pollution. The IT manager is left trying to reconcile the increases in computational demand with the ability of the data center to accommodate it.