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DUG Installs Immersive Cooling for Bubba Supercomputer in Houston

Today DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) announced that tanks are arriving at Skybox Houston for “Bubba,” its huge geophysically-configured supercomputer. “DUG will cool the massive Houston supercomputer using their innovative immersion cooling system that has computer nodes fully submerged in specially-designed tanks filled with polyalphaolefin dielectric fluid. This month, the first of these 722 tanks have been arriving in shipping containers at the facility in Houston.”

GRC Partners to Provide Worldwide Support and Server Warranties for Immersion Cooling

We’ve been hearing more and more about immersive cooling for HPC, but what happens to system warranties in these kinds of installations? Today GRC took a step to ease these concerns through collaboration with TechData to provide support and warranties for worldwide customers submerging servers and other equipment in GRC’s immersion cooling systems. “As we grow our global footprint, it is wonderful to add TechData to our network of partners, while providing customers with added peace of mind,” said Peter Poulin, CEO of GRC.

Submer SmartPodX Platform launches for OCP Immersion Cooling

Today the European Submer startup announced that their latest SmartPod Immersion Cooling System conforms to both standard server formats and to Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications for high-performance, supercomputing, and hyperscale infrastructures – the SmartPodX. “The Open Compute Project exists to develop open standards that bring greater efficiency, scalability, openness, and positive impact to datacenters and hardware – making all of our lives better,” said Submer CEO Daniel Pope. “This makes the OCP Global Summit the perfect opportunity to launch our hyper-efficient SmartPodX that will power the next generation of high-performance servers and supercomputers that usher in the next wave of research and technical innovation.”

Video: Submer Technology for HPC Immersion Cooling

In this video, Diarmoid Daltun from Submer and Daniele Rispoli from ClusterVision describe how Immersion Cooling applies to a HPC installation, including the benefits, challenges, economics, practicality, and more. “We are a cleantech company that designs, builds and installs Liquid Immersion cooling solutions for HPC, hyperscaler, datacenters, Edge, AI, deep learning and blockchain applications. Set apart by its modular design, our technology is the most practical, resilient, eco-friendly and highly efficient Immersion Cooling solution.”

NREL Report Looks at Aquila’s Cold Plate Cooling System for HPC

Liquid cooling has long been an enabling technology for high performance computing, but cost, complexity, and facility requirements continue to be concerns. Enter the Aquila Group, whose cold-plate technology looks to offer the advantages of liquid cooling with less risk. Based on a 10-month trial, a new paper gives an overview of the Aquarius fixed cold plate cooling technology and provides results from early energy performance evaluation testing.

NEC Steps Up with AMD EPYC Servers for Aerospace and Automotive

In this video, NEC’s Oliver Tennert and AMD’s Dan Bounds describe how the two companies are developing high density computing solutions using AMD EPYC processors and liquid cooling for the aerospace and automotive industries. “More and more datacenters put a lot of efforts into reducing their cooling costs even further by making the leap to direct hot-water cooling. In this concept the water has an inlet temperature of up to 45 degrees Celsius and directly cools CPU, memory and other equipment by elements that are part of a closed water circuit. NEC works together with AMD to enable the best solution for each datacenter.”

Video: The Quest for the Highest Performance – Supporting Science with SuperMUC-NG

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller from the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Germany gave this talk at the Intel User Forum. “The next generation of supercomputing has arrived at LRZ with SuperMUC-NG. Learn how LRZ scientists and researchers are using a supercomputer driven by Intel Xeon Scalable processors and optimizing the system for power and storage.”

Intel steps up with 28 core Xeon Processor for High-End Workstations

Today Intel announced that their new 28-core Intel Xeon W-3175X processor is now available. “Built for handling heavily threaded applications and tasks, the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor delivers uncompromising single- and all-core world-class performance for the most advanced professional creators and their demanding workloads. With the most cores and threads, CPU PCIe lanes, and memory capacity of any Intel desktop processor, the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor has the features that matter for massive mega-tasking projects such as film editing and 3D rendering.”

Slidecast: Novel Therm Powers HPC as a Service with Geothermal Energy

In this slidecast, Greg Stewart from Novel Therm describes how the company provides HPC As a Service using geothermal energy. As a wholesale provider of Geothermal HPC Data Centers, Novel Therm is a truly renewable energy source option for your HPC data center. “Tell us what you need and we will create a fixed price, wholesale, green energy solution for your data center needs. We will save you money and time while saving the planet. Low Impact Geothermal Energy Is At The Core Of What We Do.”

France to Double Supercomputing Capacity with Jean Zay Ai System from HPE

HPE is building a new Ai supercomputer for GENCI in France. Called Jean Zay, the 14 Petaflop system is part of an artificial intelligence initiative called for by President Macron to bolster the nation’s scientific and economic growth. “At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we continue to fuel the next frontier and unlock discoveries with our end-to-end HPC and AI offerings that hold a strong presence in France and have been further strengthened just in the past couple of years.”