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

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008567_JPG_350X350_ALLClimaveneta 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.

Thanks to its leading solutions and extensive experience in high-end data center applications, Climaveneta has been appointed to supply the 28MW capacity cooling system for the Chinese Super Computing Center (Wuxi). It comes from a joint investment established in 2006 by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Wuxi Government and is one of the most advanced high-performance computing platforms in the world. The new supercomputer performance at 100 petaFLOPS ranks among the fastest worldwide and requires massive cooling at very precise conditions, with the utmost reliability.

As reported here, there is some suggestion that the next-generation supercomputer could come online as early as the end of this year, or towards the beginning of next year. Early reports indicated that the supercomputer will use a next-generation, Chinese designed and manufactured, ShenWei chip. A ShenWei processor, the SW1600, currently powers the Sunway BlueLight, which is already in operation at the National Supercomputer Centre in Jinan, and which ranked 86 in the Top500 published in July.

China reportedly imposed extremely strict requirements for the cooling system RFP, including water temperature stability, water collection, adaptability to the variable primary flow system (VPF) and the unit’s equipment with a proportional control valve to adjust the cooling water flow and ensure the pressure difference. To satisfy all these needs Climaveneta delivered 15 TECS2-W /H water-cooled chillers equipped with magnetic levitation, oil free VFD compressors, with the best Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ESEER), close to 10.

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