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Primeur weekly 2019-09-09

Quantum computing

New quantum project aims for ultra-secure communication in Europe ...

Schrödinger and Qu & Co announce collaboration to advance quantum mechanical computations on quantum computers ...

Spreading light over quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

AUBASS' AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform solution ported on Kalray's intelligent processor ...

eScience Center takes part in hackathon to improve tools for analysis of internet therapies ...

At the edge of chaos, powerful new electronics could be created ...

Middleware

2CRSI becomes a Bright reseller in the USA, Europe and Middle East ...

NERSC and ECP host OpenMP Hackathon for energy-efficient architectures ...

Hardware

Shell and PDENH are investing in Dutch sustainable data centre technology scale-up Asperitas ...

Konstantinos Orginos awarded time on world's fastest supercomputer to study Lattice QCD ...

GRC teams with NVIDIA to provide fully optimized liquid-immersion cooled system to support the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Frontera supercomputer ...

Mellanox introduces new LinkX 200G & 400G cables & transceivers at CIOE, Shenzhen, China and ECOC, Dublin, Ireland 2019 ...

Texas boosts U.S. science with fastest academic supercomputer in the world ...

New insulation technique paves the way for more powerful and smaller chips ...

WekaIO awarded three patents ...

Intel Xeon Scalable processors drive advanced research in world's fastest academic supercomputer ...

Applications

Rochester Institute of Technology researchers use Frontera supercomputer to simulate neutron star mergers ...

Researchers use TACC's new Frontera supercomputer to simulate viruses and cells ...

Teaching Neural Networks Quantum Chemistry ...

Building a sunnier energy future ...

Researchers apply increasing computational power to develop predictive models and create patient-specific treatment plans ...

Researchers will simulate high speed turbulent flows on Frontera supercomputer ...

U.S. National Science Foundation awards San Diego Supercomputer Center and partners $5,9 million to host EarthCube Office ...

Researchers uncover role of earthquake motions in triggering a 'surprise' tsunami ...

Artificial Intelligence for Physics Research ...

NCSA machine learning pipeline provides insight into energy-efficient home improvement programmes ...

Eight projects to gain early access to the Frontier supercomputer ...

New Berkeley Lab study uses supercomputers to analyze hydrological changes in a California watershed following a wildfire ...

PPG selected for DOE partnership to speed development, testing of adhesives for lightweight vehicles ...

Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved - using real life planetary computer ...

GRC teams with NVIDIA to provide fully optimized liquid-immersion cooled system to support the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Frontera supercomputer

3 Sep 2019 Austin - GRC - Green Revolution Cooling, an expert in single-phase immersion cooling for data centres, has launched its joint project with NVIDIA to help power a GPU-intensive computing subsystem for the Texas Advanced Computing Center's (TACC) Frontera Supercomputer, the world's largest academic supercomputer.

"GRC is proud of its long history with TACC and we're delighted to have been able to collaborate once again with NVIDIA to help power the next generation of academic research", stated Peter Poulin, CEO of GRC. "We look forward to strengthening our partnerships with both NVIDIA and TACC to continue to provide support for this important academic endeavour."

First announced in 2018 and built earlier this year, the new supercomputer will enable the U.S. academic researchers to make important discoveries in all fields of science, from astrophysics to zoology, and further establishes the University of Texas at Austin's leadership in advanced computing. The GRC and NVIDIA subsystem is optimized for single-precision performance for TACC's multi-user environment.

"GRC and NVIDIA have developed a system that maximizes performance and efficiency", stated Dan Stanzione, Executive Director, TACC at the University of Texas-Austin. "GRC's immersion cooling will enable us to operate in a high-intensity computing environment without having to worry about performance, reliability or thermal issues."

GRC worked closely with TACC and NVIDIA to design and build custom servers that leverage the cooling capacity of GRC's ICEraQ solution, enabling TACC to maximize GPU density. NVIDIA's enterprise-class Tensor Core GPUs provide the computing power behind the system’s accelerated computing nodes. GRC's ICEraQ system was chosen to support the GPU-intensive workloads due to its simplicity, virtually limitless cooling capacity, and energy efficiency.

Given the high density of the NVIDIA GPUs, motherboard and other components from Supermicro, and Mellanox InfiniBand cards for high-speed networking, using air-based cooling would have been complex and expensive. All available liquid-cooling options were considered and GRC's liquid-immersion cooling was chosen due to its ability to increase GPU density without having to plumb water lines to every individual heat source (GPUs and CPUs) within each server. By immersing complete servers in GRC's ElectroSafe dielectric coolant, GRC's ICEraQ delivers a consistent thermal environment for every server component, while dramatically reducing the required cooling energy.

"We're excited to collaborate with GRC and TACC to support the fifth fastest supercomputer in the world", stated Fred Allman, Director of Worldwide Supercomputing at NVIDIA. "NVIDIA and GRC have a long history of partnering, starting with the Tsubame KFC system which was no. 1 on the Green500 ranking in 2013 and 2014."

TACC first partnered with GRC in 2009 and validated the cost-effectiveness of its liquid-immersion cooling solution in both energy and operations. During the initial engagement, TACC found that it only took about 300 watts to cool 10 kilowatts of power, yielding a 1,03 PUE even in the middle of a Texas summer.
Source: Green Revolution Cooling - GRC

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Primeur weekly 2019-09-09

Quantum computing

New quantum project aims for ultra-secure communication in Europe ...

Schrödinger and Qu & Co announce collaboration to advance quantum mechanical computations on quantum computers ...

Spreading light over quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

AUBASS' AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform solution ported on Kalray's intelligent processor ...

eScience Center takes part in hackathon to improve tools for analysis of internet therapies ...

At the edge of chaos, powerful new electronics could be created ...

Middleware

2CRSI becomes a Bright reseller in the USA, Europe and Middle East ...

NERSC and ECP host OpenMP Hackathon for energy-efficient architectures ...

Hardware

Shell and PDENH are investing in Dutch sustainable data centre technology scale-up Asperitas ...

Konstantinos Orginos awarded time on world's fastest supercomputer to study Lattice QCD ...

GRC teams with NVIDIA to provide fully optimized liquid-immersion cooled system to support the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Frontera supercomputer ...

Mellanox introduces new LinkX 200G & 400G cables & transceivers at CIOE, Shenzhen, China and ECOC, Dublin, Ireland 2019 ...

Texas boosts U.S. science with fastest academic supercomputer in the world ...

New insulation technique paves the way for more powerful and smaller chips ...

WekaIO awarded three patents ...

Intel Xeon Scalable processors drive advanced research in world's fastest academic supercomputer ...

Applications

Rochester Institute of Technology researchers use Frontera supercomputer to simulate neutron star mergers ...

Researchers use TACC's new Frontera supercomputer to simulate viruses and cells ...

Teaching Neural Networks Quantum Chemistry ...

Building a sunnier energy future ...

Researchers apply increasing computational power to develop predictive models and create patient-specific treatment plans ...

Researchers will simulate high speed turbulent flows on Frontera supercomputer ...

U.S. National Science Foundation awards San Diego Supercomputer Center and partners $5,9 million to host EarthCube Office ...

Researchers uncover role of earthquake motions in triggering a 'surprise' tsunami ...

Artificial Intelligence for Physics Research ...

NCSA machine learning pipeline provides insight into energy-efficient home improvement programmes ...

Eight projects to gain early access to the Frontier supercomputer ...

New Berkeley Lab study uses supercomputers to analyze hydrological changes in a California watershed following a wildfire ...

PPG selected for DOE partnership to speed development, testing of adhesives for lightweight vehicles ...

Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved - using real life planetary computer ...