First Personal Supercomputer To Use Asetek Liquid Cooling For All Processors Unveiled By Asetek And Boston Limited At SC11
Asetek, the world’s leading supplier of liquid cooling solutions for computers, and Boston Limited, now in its 18th year as a distribution partner for Super Micro Computer®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), are pleased to unveil the first personal supercomputer (PSC) to feature all liquid cooled processors. Liquid cooling the PSC’s two Intel Xeon 5590 CPUs, three nVidia Tesla cards and one nVidia Quadro card is accomplished with six independent Asetek cooling loops. The PCS also demonstrates the first application of Asetek’s GPU cooling technology with nVidia Tesla and Quadro cards.
Unlike earlier announcements of liquid cooled PSCs that described computers submerged in aquariums full of oil or equipped with consumer grade graphics cards, the Boston Limited liquid cooled PSC is built for commercial deployments. The supercomputer utilizes professional grade nVidia and Intel processors and Asetek Liquid Coolers give it the same level of service ability as air cooling. The PSC can simultaneously process compute-heavy tasks and render visually demanding graphics using nVidia Maximus technology.
“Our customers are looking for systems built with professional grade processors that deliver supercomputing performance without compromising reliability and serviceability,” said Manoj Nayee, Managing Director of Boston Limited. “Asetek’s sealed loop liquid cooling technology makes it possible for us to meet these requirements while delivering the superior performance of cooling with liquid.”
“With nearly 1 million liquid cooling systems in the field, including installations in demanding workstation environments, we are confident that Asetek technology is the right choice for the demands of true supercomputing environments,” said André Sloth Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Asetek. “We are pleased to support Boston Limited with high performance, robust and reliable liquid cooling technology.”
The Boston PSC is built on the Supermicro® SuperServer® 7046GT-TRF-TC4 platform with modifications to accommodate mounting the heat exchangers for the four GPU cards, three nVidia® Tesla™ C2075 companion processors and one nVidia Quadro® 6000 professional graphics solution, on fan rail situated mid-chassis. The two Intel® Xeon® Processor W5590 CPUs are cooled using all-in-one liquid coolers that mount as a single unit on the processors. The unit is currently on display in the Super Micro tradeshow display at SC11, booth #2918.
About Boston Limited
Founded in 1992 Boston Limited is uniquely placed with nearly 20 years of experience in the design, build, and test of high performance solutions to meet clients’ exact needs possessing the unique ability to ascertain the detailed requirements and then create a fully bespoke platform based on Supermicro hardware with customer branding, documentation and packaging. In addition to the technical expertise, Boston is able to offer global on-site warranty and a range of financial solutions including leasing. Boston has key offices in the UK, Germany and India.
Asetek is the world leading provider of CPU and GPU liquid cooling systems for thermal and acoustic management. The company’s solutions are used by leading OEMs servicing the gaming, workstation and performance PC markets. The company’s liquid thermal management systems deliver superior thermal and acoustic performance in a factory sealed unit that sets new standards for reliability and suitability to large volume production. Leading OEMs use Asetek’s liquid cooling products in systems where end users demand exceptional performance, low noise and maximum reliability.
Asetek technology is also a favorite choice among DIY and enthusiast computer builders. Asetek cooling technologies are available to DIY and enthusiast builders through Intel® and several well respected enthusiast brands. Please see the Partner Products pages on our web site for details.
Founded in 2000, Asetek has offices in San Jose, California, Denmark and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.asetek.com.