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Liquid Cooling Trends in HPC

In this special guest feature, Bob Fletcher from Verne Global reflects on how liquid cooling technologies on display at SC19 represent more than just a wave. “My intuition suggests that the larger established water-cooling users will mostly stick with their familiar high-pressure solution, but the newer green field deployments will be fertile ground for the new vacuum CDUs. In particular, the AI community as their compute accelerators become increasingly water-cooled, while maintaining their short 2-year product life.”

2020 Predictions from Radio Free HPC

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team lays out their tech predictions for 2020. “Henry predicts that we’ll see a RISC-V based supercomputer on the TOP500 list by the end of 2020 – gutsy call on that. This is a double down on a bet that Dan and Henry have, so he’s reinforcing his position. Dan also sees 2020 as the “Year of the FPGA.”

TMGcore teams with FSG as Certified OTTO Ready Electrical Contractor

Today TMGcore announced that Facility Solutions Group (FSG) will be the first OTTO-Ready Electrical Contractor. OTTO is a line of highly efficient, high density, modular two-phase immersion cooled data center platforms with a fully integrated power, cooling, racking, networking and management experience, backed by partnerships with numerous industry leaders. “We first worked with FSG in 2018 when we were building our own headquarters and data center in Plano, Texas,” said John-David Enright, CEO of TMGcore. “We trust them to handle our electrical needs daily and, therefore, we trust they can do the same for our customers now, helping them decide upon the best electrical solutions for the installation and creation of ideal environments for their OTTO platforms.”

MIRIS Teams with LiquidCool Solutions for Datacenter Heat Recovery

MIRIS has entered into an agreement with LiquidCool Solutions (LCS), a world leader in rack-based immersion cooling technology for datacenters. The agreement gives MIRIS the exclusive right to distribute LCS technology on heat recovery projects. “Together we will develop the next generation of datacenter racks, with the highest density and the most effective heat recovery that the industry has ever seen. LCS brings to the plan a technology that is uniquely able to recapture more than 90% of rack input energy in the form of a 60 degree C liquid, and an emphasis will be placed on reusing valuable energy that would otherwise be wasted.”

Technologies for Energy Efficient Supercomputing

In this special guest feature, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World writes that it is not always clear which HPC technology provides the most energy-efficient solution for a given application. “You need to understand your application as somebody that is coming into this from a greenfield perspective. If your application doesn’t parallelize well, or if it needs higher frequency processors, then the best thing you can do is pick the right processor and the right number of them so you are not wasting power on CPU cycles that are not being used.”

GIGABYTE Brings AI and Cloud Solutions to CES 2020

GIGABYTE is showcasing AI, Cloud, and Smart Applications this week at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. “GIGABYTE is renowned for its craftsmanship and dedication to innovating new technologies that are current with the time and helping humanity leap forward for more than 30 years. GIGABYTE’s accomplishments in motherboards and graphics cards have set the standard for the industry to follow, and the quality and performance of its products have been the excellence that competitors look up to. GIGABYTE has leveraged the experience and know-how to establish a trusted reputation in data center expertise, and is responsible in supplying the hardware and support to some of the biggest companies involved in HPC and cloud & web hosting services, enabling their successes in the respective fields.”

Nortek Builds First StatePoint Liquid Cooling System

Today Nortek Air Solutions celebrated the completion of its first manufactured StatePoint Liquid Cooling (SPLC) system, billed as “The World’s First Sustainable Data Center Cooling Technology.” SPLC technology was co-developed through a partnership with Facebook. “StatePoint Liquid Cooling provides a data center cooling option that facilitates our ‘To Create a Better Tomorrow Every Day’ mission by reducing carbon emissions and water consumption versus other digital environment HVAC methods,” said Bruno Biasiotta, CEO, Nortek Air Solutions, who signed the first manufactured SPLC system with other attending NAS executives. “HVAC equipment is expected to increase the world’s carbon emissions from today’s 15-percent to 25-percent by 2030. Water is also a precious commodity that is limited supply. Therefore, StatePoint is an HVAC solution that will ultimately promote a conscientious stewardship of our planet.”

Lenovo and Intel Partner for VSC-4 Supercomputer in Vienna

Today Lenovo and Intel announced their collaboration to modernize HPC infrastructure at Austria’s most powerful supercomputer – the Vienna Scientific Cluster-4 (VSC-4). Built on Lenovo ThinkSystem servers and 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, VSC-4 supports more than 300 research projects led by scientists from higher education institutions throughout Austria, covering life-enhancing challenges such as meteorology to materials science, quantum chemistry to genetics.

Schneider Electric Launches Industry’s First Integrated Rack with Immersed, Liquid-Cooled IT for Data Centers

Today Schneider Electric and Iceotope announced the industry’s first commercially-available integrated rack with chassis-based, immersive liquid cooling. Optimized for compute-intensive applications, the solution combines a high-powered GPU server with Iceotope’s liquid cooling technology to increase energy efficiency. Avnet integrates the liquid-cooled server with Schneider Electric’s NetShelter liquid-cooled enclosure system for simple deployment into data centers or edge computing environments. 

Video: TMGcore Showcases Immersive Cooling for HPC at SC19

In this video from SC19, Taylor Monnig from TMGcore describes OTTO, a completely automated, self-contained, two-phase liquid immersion-cooled data center platform that features a closed loop system, uses zero water and is a tenth of the size of a traditional data center. By using OTTO, clients can cut operational costs by 80 percent while receiving ten times more processing power per square foot.