CoolIT Chills TOP500 System on the SC13 Show Floor

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In this video from SC13, Geoff Lyon from CoolIT Systems describes the company’s array of innovative liquid cooling technologies for HPC datacenters. Intel recently selected CoolIT technology to cool the worlds first TOP500 system to appear on the SC conference show floor.

Intel’s demonstration cluster proves that readily available hardware can compete in a space that was once reserved for only the most specialized supercomputer hardware manufacturers. The impressive cluster features 9936 cores reaching 131.2 Teraflops ranking this system 400th on the Top500 list of Supercomputers in the world as announced today. Perhaps even more impressive is that the system only consumed a total of 74.25kW of power. Each SuperMicro FatTwin node features dual Intel Xeon Processors and three Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors resulting in over a kilowatt of heat per node for CoolIT to manage.”

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