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Primeur live 2015-07-14

Focus on Europe

E4 Computer Engineering announces first orders for GPU-accelerated Cavium ThunderX-based server platforms optimized for HPC and heterogeneous computing ...

Middleware

Spectra Logic Tape provides archive and backup solution to KAUST supercomputer ...

Bright Computing announces integration with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre ...

Cavium announces Beta support for PathScale EKOPath compiler and optimized math libraries on ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium unveils Flash support for the Cavium ThunderX processor family ...

Hardware

EURO/CFD to selects Bright Computing for high performance infrastructure management solution ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) selects Cray XC40 supercomputer for next Lonestar system ...

2CRSI unveils fast, dense server storage using NVMe technology: 2U 24 NVMe disks and NVMe PCIe adapter ...

SGI extends availability of latest Intel chips to world's most powerful in-memory supercomputers ...

Cavium adds support for Mellanox InfiniBand adapters for ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium and partners showcase advanced ThunderX ARM-based server platforms and software for high performance computing at ISC 2015 ...

Iceotope announces Total Liquid Cooled Mellanox-based switches  ...

The Cloud

Altair announces High-Performance Computing Cloud Challenge ...

Company news

Lenovo showcases global HPC leadership ambitions at ISC 2015 ...

IBM and NVIDIA launch supercomputer Centers of Excellence with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Labs ...

Cray expands storage team with storage experts from Terascala ...

HP and Intel team to advance innovation, expand access of high performance computing to all enterprises ...

Iceotope announces Total Liquid Cooled Mellanox-based switches

14 Jul 2015 Sheffield - Sheffield-based liquid cooling company, Iceotope, has developed the first fan-less Mellanox-based InfiniBand and Ethernet high-performance network and interconnect switch for High Performance Computing (HPC). Combined with Iceotope's technology, Mellanox's high-performance, low latency switches can now be cooled with hot water (of up to 45C), enabling chiller-less operation in all climates, with absolutely no airflow, and significant efficiency benefits.

Networking and interconnect switches are a vital part of HPC infrastructure. HPC units typically transmit large amounts of data, with low-performance interconnects often acting as a bottleneck. Switches lower the energy used by more efficiently switching data transmitted, but to date units have always been cooled by air rather than liquid. Iceotope's liquid cooling technology provides considerable efficiency benefits and, because it can cool electronics with input water temperatures up to 45C, external temperatures are not a factor and these switches can be installed in any climate without the need for chillers.

"These liquid-cooled switches represent a huge step towards entirely fan-less HPC", stated Iceotope founder and chief visionary officer, Peter Hopton. "The HPC industry is embracing liquid cooling at a remarkable rate, it's just a case of technologies being available to match demand. Until now, it was widely accepted that the interconnect switch would never be liquid cooled. It's great to be able say that, thanks to our work with Mellanox, that's no longer the case."

Iceotope's technology cools all switch components - including any optical modules inserted into the switch - by transferring all the heat directly into liquid. The waste heat is then removed in the form of hot water, which is pumped around the cabinet and can be repurposed for domestic heating. The switches offer Iceotope's "hot swap clean and dry" user experience, much like a traditional air-cooled server blade, taking up one standard slot on the Iceotope Petagen cabinet - which delivers up to 72 in total. Switches available include 36 Port - FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 40/56Gb Ethernet - with Iceotope looking to support technologies such as EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand as part of its development pipeline.

"Liquid cooling is an extremely exciting proposition in the HPC market", stated Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Mellanox is dedicated to providing best of breed products and solutions for HPC and we are pleased to collaborate with Iceotope to further data centre efficiency with high quality liquid cooled alternatives to air."
Source: Iceotope

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Primeur live 2015-07-14

Focus on Europe

E4 Computer Engineering announces first orders for GPU-accelerated Cavium ThunderX-based server platforms optimized for HPC and heterogeneous computing ...

Middleware

Spectra Logic Tape provides archive and backup solution to KAUST supercomputer ...

Bright Computing announces integration with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre ...

Cavium announces Beta support for PathScale EKOPath compiler and optimized math libraries on ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium unveils Flash support for the Cavium ThunderX processor family ...

Hardware

EURO/CFD to selects Bright Computing for high performance infrastructure management solution ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) selects Cray XC40 supercomputer for next Lonestar system ...

2CRSI unveils fast, dense server storage using NVMe technology: 2U 24 NVMe disks and NVMe PCIe adapter ...

SGI extends availability of latest Intel chips to world's most powerful in-memory supercomputers ...

Cavium adds support for Mellanox InfiniBand adapters for ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium and partners showcase advanced ThunderX ARM-based server platforms and software for high performance computing at ISC 2015 ...

Iceotope announces Total Liquid Cooled Mellanox-based switches  ...

The Cloud

Altair announces High-Performance Computing Cloud Challenge ...

Company news

Lenovo showcases global HPC leadership ambitions at ISC 2015 ...

IBM and NVIDIA launch supercomputer Centers of Excellence with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Labs ...

Cray expands storage team with storage experts from Terascala ...

HP and Intel team to advance innovation, expand access of high performance computing to all enterprises ...