January 22, 2010
At a time when supercomputing centers seem to be multiplying across the US, the one up in Alaska looks like it could become an endangered species. The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center is slated to lose its Department of Defense funding at the end of May 2011, putting the jobs of nearly 50 employees in jeopardy and shrinking the scope of the work done at the northernmost HPC facility in the United States. Read more…
Data center infrastructure running AI and HPC workloads requires powerful microprocessor chips and the use of CPUs, GPUs, and acceleration chips to carry out compute intensive tasks. AI and HPC processing generate excessive heat which results in higher data center power consumption and additional data center costs.
Data centers traditionally use air cooling solutions including heatsinks and fans that may not be able to reduce energy consumption while maintaining infrastructure performance for AI and HPC workloads. Liquid cooled systems will be increasingly replacing air cooled solutions for data centers running HPC and AI workloads to meet heat and performance needs.
QCT worked with Intel to develop the QCT QoolRack, a rack-level direct-to-chip cooling solution which meets data center needs with impressive cooling power savings per rack over air cooled solutions, and reduces data centers’ carbon footprint with QCT QoolRack smart management.
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