CoolIT System Chills UNLV Cherry Creek Supercomputer

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Cherry Creek Supercomputer at SC13

Cherry Creek Supercomputer at SC13

Today CoolIT Systems announced that a partnership of industry leaders have delivered one of the world’s most powerful liquid-cooled supercomputers to the University Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).

Developed in collaboration with Intel and SuperMicro, the Cherry Creek supercomputer was first featured live at the SC13 conference, where it delivered a remarkable 131.5 TFLOPS of performance at only 74kW of power. Cherry Creek was cooled using CoolIT’s Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) system with an AHx35 pumping and heat exchanger component. This placed Cherry Creek 400th on the 2013 Top500 Supercomputer Sites list and 41st on the 2013 Green500 list of the world’s most energy efficient supercomputers at that time. It was also the first time ever that at TOP500-class system ran live on the SC exhibit floor.

This special computer is now housed in Switch’s Las Vegas SUPERNAP data center and available to UNLV researchers through SUPERNAP’s unique connectivity network. The Cherry Creek supercomputer gives the university and its research partners access to world-class computing power and provides for scientific discovery, the innovation of applications, and regional economic development efforts.

The Cherry Creek supercomputer is seven times faster in processing data than the supercomputer currently used by UNLV researchers, owing to the combination of Intel Xeon processors, Xeon Phi coprocessors, and the Intel True Scale Fabric.

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