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Video: Asetek Showcases Growing Adoption of OEM Solutions at SC15


Asetek showcased its full range of RackCDU hot water liquid cooling systems for HPC data centers at SC15 in Austin. On display were early adopting OEMs such as CIARA, Cray, Fujitsu, Format and Penguin. HPC installations from around the world incorporating Asetek RackCDU D2C (Direct-to-Chip) technology were also be featured. In addition, liquid cooling solutions for both current and future high wattage CPUs and GPUs from Intel, Nvidia and OpenPower were on display.

Rise of Direct-to-Chip Liquid Cooling Highlighted at SC15

Fujitsu Cool-Central® Liquid Cooling

Of the varied approaches to liquid cooling, most remain technical curiosities and fail to show real-world adoption in any significant degree. In contrast, both Asetek RackCDU D2C™ (Direct-to-Chip) and Internal Loop Liquid Cooling are seeing accelerating adoption both by OEMs and end users.

LiquidCool Solutions Launches Newest Technology at SC15


Today LiquidCool Solutions (LCS) announced plans to launch its newest technology – the Clamshell – at SC15 in Austin. As a rack-based server, the Clamshell is low-cost and flexible enough to meet Open Compute Project design standards.

Poznan Supercomputing Center Expands CoolIT Systems Liquid Cooling to 1160 Nodes


Today CoolIT Systems announced that the Poznan Supercomputing Center has ordered its second deployment of Rack DCLC data center liquid cooling systems. Building on the success of their existing liquid cooled deployment with CoolIT built in partnership with Huawei and Itprojekt, PSNC has purchased an additional 17 racks of liquid cooled Huawei servers for a project total of 20 racks. A new feature of this expanded deployment will see the server energy captured in the liquid being re-used for heating buildings on campus, making this installation one of the most efficient HPC clusters in EMEA.

World’s Largest Two-Phase Immersion Cooling Project to Use 3M Novec Fluid


Today 3M announced that the world’s most powerful two-phase immersion cooling project will be deployed in a 40+ MW data center in the Republic of Georgia. Designed and built by the Hong Kong-based engineering company, Allied Control, the 2PIC project will use 3M Novec 7100 Engineered Fluid, an immersion coolant with a low global warming potential. Allied Control is a pioneer in 2PIC, a field showing great promise in boosting data center efficiency.

Asetek Enters OEM Purchase Agreement with Penguin Computing


Today Asetek announced an OEM purchase agreement with HPC vendor Penguin Computing. As a part of the agreement, Penguin will incorporate Asetek’s RackCDU D2C liquid cooling technology into its Tundra Extreme Scale (ES) HPC server product line. RackCDU direct-to-chip hot water liquid cooling enhances Penguin’s ability to provide HPC solutions with extreme energy efficiency and higher rack cluster densities. The agreement has already resulted in an order by Penguin described in a previously anonymous announcement.

Asetek Continues Momentum with Largest Server Installation Order to Date


Today Asetek announced its biggest purchase order to date for its RackCDU data center liquid cooling system. The order was placed by an undisclosed Original Equipment Manufacturing partner. The order for 21 RackCDU with Direct-to-Chip cooling loops is to satisfy an undisclosed OEM customer installation. Both the OEM and the end user will be announced when the information becomes public.

Climaveneta to Provide Liquid Cooling for 100 Petaflop Supercomputer Coming to China


Climaveneta of Italy announced that the company has won a contract to provide liquid-cooling equipment for a 100 Petaflop supercomputer coming to the Jiangnan Institute of Computer Technology in Wuxi, China, near Shanghai.

ExaNeSt Technology: Targeting Exascale in 2018


Peter Hopton from Iceotope presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. “ExaNeSt will develop, evaluate, and prototype the physical platform and architectural solution for a unified Communication and Storage Interconnect and the physical rack and environmental structures required to deliver European Exascale Systems. The consortium brings technology, skills, and knowledge across the entire value chain from computing IP to packaging and system deployment; and from operating systems, storage, and communication to HPC with big data management, algorithms, applications, and frameworks. Building on a decade of advanced R&D, ExaNeSt will deliver the solution that can support exascale deployment in the follow-up industrial commercialization phases.”

PEZY & ExaScaler Step Up on the Green500 List with Immersive Cooling

One of PEZY/ExaScaler's Green500 winning immersion cooling systems cooled with a 3M Fluorinert dielectric fluid. (Photo credit: PEZY)

PEZY Computing from Japan has earned the top three rankings on the Green500 list, using a 3M Fluorinert Electronic Liquid in an immersive cooling system built by ExaScaler Inc. The Green500 is a biannual ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. The triple win indicates growing progress and adoption in the field of immersion cooling with engineered dielectric fluids and its potential to transform the high performance computing (HPC) industry with step-change improvements in energy efficiency and compute performance.