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The latest stories from the Asetek team.


Managing the Entry of Liquid Cooling into the Enterprise Data Center

Unlike most data center operators who oversee racks of moderate density with relatively low average server utilization, the Enterprise Tech operator has to satisfy the added demand for very high compute HPC-like throughputs. This entry of HPC-like loads into the traditional enterprise is being driven in a lar…

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Moving the Data Center to Liquid Cooling

As data center facilities are under increasing pressure to incorporate higher and higher wattage nodes into their sites, they are confronted with many challenges.  In particular balancing the need for high reliability cooling without reducing the rack density to handle high wattage nodes is no easy task. Part…

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Installing the Highest Performing Supercomputer in Japan

In late 2016, The University of Tokyo, the University of Tsukuba, and Fujitsu Limited announced that the Oakforest-PACS supercomputer, built by Fujitsu and operated by the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC), officially became the highest performing supercomputer in Japan.  The insta…

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HPC Wattage is Making Liquid Cooling the New Norm

Increasing wattage of CPUs and GPUs has been the trend for many years in all types of data centers. These step-wise increases have largely been a background issue addressed by facilities and data center management by limiting rack densities, patch works of hot aisle/cold aisle add-ons and by making sure there…

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Intel’s Xeon Scalable Processors Provide Cooling Challenges for HPC

Intel recently launched its Xeon Scalable processor family based on the 14nm Skylake-SP microarchitecture. At the high end, the Xeon Platinum 81xx series processors have up to 28 cores and up to 3.6Ghz in frequency. But at 200+ watts (initially!) and socket flexibility enabling support for 2, 4, and 8+ socket…

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Booth Tour of Asetek at ISC17

We recently featured our data center liquid cooling technology at the 2017 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt Germany. In this video from ISC 2017, Steve Branton from Asetek describes how the company’s innovative liquid cooling solutions are gaining momentum throughout the HPC space. “…

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Increase in Wattage Trends Make Versatile Liquid Cooling the New Norm

As many people in the worldwide HPC family head to Frankfurt Am Main in Germany for ISC HIGH PERFORMANCE 2017, it is a good time to look at a trend that will be talked about not only at ISC, but also at SC17 in November.   HPC conferences focus their tracks on the application of HPC to its critical place in t…

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Booth Tour of Asetek at SC16

We recently featured our data center liquid cooling technology at SC16 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Asetek displayed cost effective solutions from OEMs such as CIARA®, Cray®, Format®, Fujitsu®, and Penguin®. Liquid cooling for NVIDIA® P100 (Pascal) and Intel® Knight’s Landing™ were also on display. Intel Knight’s…

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Distributed Pumping: The “Swiss Army Knife” of Liquid Cooling

The accelerating adoption of Asetek liquid cooling by OEMs at major HPC clusters worldwide (LLNL, Los Alamos, Sandia and the JCAPC Oak Forest Cluster) demonstrates the flexibility of Asetek® liquid cooling. Much like the famous Swiss Army Knife, Asetek liquid cooling can be adapted to most cooling problems th…

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Datacenter Efficiencies Through Innovative Cooling

This article originally appeared on insidehpc.com Datacenters that are designed for High Performance Computing  (HPC) applications are more difficult to design and construct than those that are designed for more basic enterprise applications.  Organizations that are creating these datacenters need to be aware…

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