Many customers use solutions based on RSC Tornado cluster architecture with liquid cooling developed by RSC Group specialists in production environments for over four years. These solutions are used by the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University named after Peter the Great (SPbPU), Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JSCC RAS), South Ural State University (SUSU), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Roshydromet and other customers from other industries.
The new generation of RSC Tornado cluster solution has the following improved characteristics:
High availability and accessibility are provided by innovative system of control and monitoring of separate nodes and the entire cluster system, expanded power management, redundancy of power supplies and hydraulic regulation modules. All elements of the system (computing nodes, power supplies, hydraulic regulation modules, etc.) have dedicated controller providing broad capabilities for telemetry and management of each element. Cabinet design supports replacement of hydraulic regulation modules in hot swap mode without interruption of system operation. liquid cooling of all components ensures their longevity.
Latest innovative approaches in new generation of RSC Tornado cluster solution enabled reduction of infrastructure costs within the scope of computing system development and provided capabilities for more flexible upgrades of single nodes and the entire system.
The new generation of RSC Tornado is based on standard Intel server components including Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 server processors, Intel S2600KP server boards and Intel SSD DC S3500/3600/3700 solid-state drives for data centres
RSC Tornado cluster solution remains industry leader in footprint, computing density, energy efficiency, reliability, accessibility and manageability.
"Unique extensive experience of RSC specialists in development of efficient direct liquid cooling technologies and ultra-high dense integration of supercomputer solutions based on standard server components enabled development and presentation of a new generation of RSC Tornado cluster solution with a number of improved characteristics that are highly demanded by customers using powerful computing centres. In addition to computing and power density records set by our earlier solutions, the new generation of RSC Tornado has set world record of stable operation in 'hot water' mode at +65о С", stated Alexey Shmelev, COO of the RSC Group.