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ServerCool CDUs are Cooling 10-Percent of Top100 Supercomputers

Today Nortek Air Solutions’ ServerCool division that its coolant distribution unit (CDU) technology is cooling dozens of the world’s most powerful and energy efficient supercomputers, according to the 2019 TOP500 and Green500 lists announced recently at the ISC 2019 in Frankfurt.

The TOP500 proves that hardware manufacturers are pushing their equipment’s performance envelope at the chip level, however ServerCool will keep pace with that growth by continuing to develop higher cooling and flow capacities with smaller footprints,” said Stuart Smith, global sales manager, ServerCool div. of Nortek Air Solutions.

ServerCool’s CDUs are cooling 1,246,912 cores and 2,797,604 cores in the TOP500 and Green500 supercomputer lists, respectively. More impressively, 10 of the TOP500’s first 100 supercomputers use ServerCool CDUs.

For example, #11 on the TOP500, a Total Exploration Production data center in France uses ServerCool CDUs to cool an IBM Pangea III supercomputer system that the energy company uses for geological exploration and development. At #25 on the TOP500 is the Tokyo-based Japan Institute of Technology’s Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC) Tsubame 3.0 HPE supercomputer that’s used for academic and high technology research and cooled by ServerCool CDUs.

ServerCool is also providing cooling to two of the top 10 supercomputers on the energy-oriented Green500.

The majority of the lists’ ServerCool applications use CD6 floor-mount 300-kW CDUs. However, future installations will also employ the recently-introduced CDU1200, which features a small 58 (d) x 35 (w)-inch (1,475 x 900-mm) footprint. It also supplies an industry-first 1.2-MW of cooling capacity in a density of 14.6-ft2 (1.3-m2) that helps data centers maximize power usage effectiveness (PUE).

ServerCool products are ISO-9001:2015-certified and backed by Nortek’s proven 20 years of mission critical experience, design and customer support.

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