The DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) was recently recognized by the U.S. Army chief of engineers in the Awards of Excellence program for excellence in sustainability, design and construction.
One of the best practices recommended by the COP is the use of magnetic-levitation chiller compressors with economizers. This upgrade demonstrates a designed savings of approximately 30 percent on mechanical power consumption. At three of the five DSRC’s, Green Team recommended savings efforts will be seen in the near future, as waterside economizers are installed this year. This change will reduce the energy used to mechanically produce chilled water while using the ambient air conditions to deliver free cooling inside the facility.
Comprised of supercomputing facility experts from the five DSRCs operated by the Army, Navy and Air Force, the DSRCs have emerged as a cooperative COP that is sharing lessons learned in order to face common problems in support of a common DOD mission. Read the Full Story.