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TACC Doubles Down on Liquid Immersion Cooling, GRC Delivers Another Immersed HPC Cluster Solution

Posted by Dhruv Varma on November 10, 2017

Green Revolution Cooling provides the Texas Advanced Computing Cluster with new GPU-based servers that leverage the cost benefits available with immersion cooling.

Green Revolution Cooling (GRC) today announced that it will be delivering a custom GPU-based cluster to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). TACC has been a long-time advocate and user of GRC’s immersion cooling technology dating back to 2009, when the technology was first brought to market. The installation has expanded over the years to include more racks and this new order will further build on the existing deployment.

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Topics: data center efficiency, hardware, cost, cost optimization, efficiency, power, data center, News & Events, sustainability, reliability, press release

GRC Deploys Immersed HPC Cluster at John Paul Catholic University

Posted by Dhruv Varma on October 24, 2017

GRC's Liquid immersion computing system is the ultra-efficient computing cluster at John Paul Catholic University in San Diego, CA.

[October 24, 2017 – Austin, TX] Green Revolution Cooling (GRC), the leader in immersion cooling, today announced the latest installation of its liquid immersion computing system at John Paul Catholic University (JPCU) in San Diego, CA. The high density cluster made up of industry standard servers optimized for immersion, and built in partnership with Supermicro, exploit the enhanced performance and compelling economic value inherent with GRC liquid immersion technology.

Virtually limitless cooling, industry leading efficiency, and lower upfront cost, made it an absolute no brainer for us,” said Kevin Meziere, VP of Technology at JPCU “the ability to cool over 100kW [per rack] effectively and efficiently, gives us the ability to be more responsive to future technology trends and adopt more powerful hardware without concerns of cooling capacity and costs. Being a downtown campus every square inch counts, so the ability to pack equipment more densly is a huge win.

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Topics: data center efficiency, hardware, cost, cost optimization, efficiency, power, data center, News & Events, sustainability, reliability, press release

GRC’s Oil Immersion Cooling System at PIC Supports Data Processing for The Large Hadron Collider at CERN

Posted by Dhruv Varma on April 19, 2017

PIC in Barcelona, Spain shares key performance and reliability results from its immersion cooled data-intensive cluster.

[April 19, 2017 – Austin, TX] Green Revolution Cooling (GRC), a leader in immersion cooling, today announced key performance and reliability results from its installation at Port d’Informació Científica (PIC) in Barcelona, Spain. The ultra-efficient cluster installed in October 2015 has since been used to process dozens of Petabytes of data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider, and leading-edge astrophysics projects.

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Topics: data center efficiency, hardware, cost, cost optimization, efficiency, power, data center, News & Events, sustainability, reliability, press release

Bursting the Over-Provisioning Bubble

Posted by Peter Poulin on April 18, 2017

What’s a CIO to do? Business Unit leaders are notoriously unpredictable in forecasting their demands for new applications and IT support. Yet, it is critical that you respond quickly to these demands so the company can capture the incremental revenue, cost reduction, and/or customer service improvement that justifies the IT investment. In the past, one way of dealing with this challenge was the over-provisioning of datacenters – essentially assuring that there was always capacity on demand.

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Topics: cost, cost optimization, data center, TCO

Picking the Right Processor: $/GFLOP with Different Intel Models

Posted by Christiaan Best on August 16, 2016

Most HPC buyers look to get the most performance for the lowest budget. As mentioned in an earlier post 'Server Cost Breakdown By Components', processors are normally the most expensive component in a cluster, this is especially true for non-GPU / Co-processor accelerated clusters. Picking the right CPU is critical.

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Topics: HPC Cluster, cost, Processors, HPC, data center, TCO