New Supercomputer Cooling Method Saves Half-Million Gallons of Water at Sandia National Laboratories

February 24, 2020

A new cooling method for supercomputer systems is picking up steam – literally. After saving millions of gallons of water at a National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) datacenter, this innovative approach, called... Read more…

Harvard Deploys Cannon, New Lenovo Water-Cooled HPC Cluster

October 9, 2019

Harvard's Faculty of Arts & Sciences Research Computing (FASRC) center announced a refresh of their primary HPC resource. The new cluster, called Cannon after the pioneering American astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, is supplied by Lenovo... Read more…

Sandia Engineer Helps to Halve Water Use by NREL HPC Cooling System

October 25, 2018

Processing the high volumes of water necessary to water cool HPC systems can pose serious difficulties. Now, an engineer from Sandia National Laboratories is being recognized for finding a way to halve the water used by a datacenter at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Read more…

When Water Quality—Not Quantity—Hinders HPC Cooling

October 18, 2018

Attention has been paid to the sheer quantity of water consumed by supercomputers’ cooling towers – and rightly so, as they can require thousands of gallons per minute to cool. But in the background, another factor can emerge, bottlenecking efficiency and raising costs: water quality. Read more…

Los Alamos Offers First Look at Trinity’s Warm Water Cooling

February 17, 2015

At the level of leadership supercomputing, system planning and procurement is generally a multi-year process. The excitement that surrounded the initial anno Read more…

HP Targets HPC with New Approach to Water Cooling

June 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 Read more…

SGI Revamps Altix ICE Design

July 5, 2011

For the past five years, SGI's Altix ICE platform has been the company's bread and butter HPC cluster offering. That trend looks to continue as they gear up for their fifth generation design. But this iteration of Altix ICE, codenamed "Carlsbad 3," is more than just a processor and InfiniBand refresh. Read more…

3D Chip Technology Readies for Take Off

March 14, 2011

Three-dimensional chip stacking beings path to commercialization. Read more…

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