Tag: liquid cooling

Direct Contact Liquid Cooling Continues its Move into the Data Center

Jun 29, 2015 |

In the world of HPC, continuous improvements in performance are key to keeping up with today’s demanding workloads. But it’s hard to realize the true potential of your IT infrastructure when your datacenter is running out of cooling capacity. Space and power density problems limit your ability to pack more compute into smaller spaces and Read more…

Liquid Cooling Delivering on the Promise

Nov 10, 2014 |

The demand for more efficient HPC liquid cooling in data centers is being driven by a number of factors. While the push to Exascale is a fundamental driver in the most extreme cases where power and cooling loom large as barriers, there is an overall the need to cool server racks of higher power usage Read more…

Austrian Unis Stand Up Paraffin-Cooled Supercomputer

Jul 15, 2014 |

Despite stagnation at the upper echelon of supercomputing, countries around the world are continuing to invest in supercomputing as a tool for science and innovation. In Austria, several universities have joined forces to purchase an energy-efficient supercomputer that relies on oil immersion to keep cool. Eight Austrian universities are participating in the project and will share the supercomputing resource, Read more…

Team EPCC Reveals Secret Weapon Behind Winning Linpack Score

Jul 3, 2014 |

When Team EPCC first announced that they had earned “Highest Linpack” at ISC’14 Student Cluster Competition with a score of 10.14 teraflops, they said to stay tuned for details on their strategy. In a recent blog, the four students, all in the HPC masters program, describe how they achieved the highest-ever Linpack score in the Student Cluster Competition, Read more…

HP Targets HPC with New Approach to Water Cooling

Jun 10, 2014 |

HP has announced a new family of high performance computing systems that target a balance between high density, energy efficiency, and raw performance. The line, called “HP Apollo” is divided in half for key workloads and needs, with the air-cooled Apollo 6000 system aimed at enterprise users and the liquid-cooled Apollo 8000 focused on large-scale Read more…

Cooling the Modern Data Center

Jun 9, 2014 |

The art of data center cooling is one of continuous improvement that has seen interesting innovation over the past 5 years or so. Even with improvements in the technology, the general principles are consistent; use chilled water to cool air and then strategically move this newly chilled air to hot spots within the data center. Read more…

Best Practices in Datacenter Cooling

Mar 31, 2014 |

The High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC²) at Mississippi State University is boosting its high-performance computing capabilities with the installation of “Shadow,” a Cray® CS300-LC™ liquid-cooled cluster supercomputer. The HPC² is a coalition of member centers and groups that share a common core objective of advancing the state of the art in computational science and engineering Read more…

Immersion Cooling Floated as Green Energy Solution

Feb 14, 2014 |

At the same time as Moore’s Law progress is slowing down, the demand for processing data is at an all-time high. A full 90 percent of all the data in the world was created in the last two years, and datacenters are responsible for 2 percent of overall US electrical usage. Keeping all those warehouse-scale Read more…

Reality Check on Liquid Cooling in the Data Center

Dec 9, 2013 |

Evaluating liquid cooling for a data center requires an understanding of both the technical approach and ability of the solution to address the business and operational concerns of the data center. To be practical, it must not only be technically sound but must provide reduced operational costs (OpEx) and/or capital expenditures (CapEx) and must satisfy Read more…

Cray Cools HPC with CS300™ Cluster Supercomputers

Jun 10, 2013 |

As demand for high performance computing (HPC) continues to grow, so does the demand for energy efficient HPC solutions. Liquid-cooling technology can offer an optimal solution. It balances somewhat higher up-front costs with a much lower lifecycle cost. Using warm instead of cool water has the additional advantage of doing away with a water chiller unit, greatly simplifying the plumbing, and reducing installation costs of an HPC solution.