OptoNews: Case study - Keeping supercomputers cool

Posted by Jean Femia on Jul 6, 2016 4:31:58 PM

Getting Useful Data from Big Data

San Diego Supercomputer CenterAt the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), researchers analyze mountains of data from widely differing fields, including:

  • Supersonic aircraft
  • The human brain
  • Distant stars

Researchers use high-performance computing on the Center's famous cluster-based supercomputers to solve problems and explore new theories.

But sorting through massive amounts of data like this requires massive amounts of computing power. Keeping the SDSC datacenter cool is a constant challenge.

See how SDSC keeps its cool in this new case study. Learn:

  • Why the datacenter chose a custom design, rather than adapting an off-the-shelf system
  • What modifications they made to the typical rack design
  • How 400 Modbus/TCP power distribution units (PDUs) were integrated into the system

The result? Reduced energy usage, increased levels of control, and lower costs.

Read the SDSC case study.

Read the case study

Topics: Energy management, Case studies, optonews, PACs, Integrators, Building management, Modbus, OptoNews 2016-07-06

Written by Jean Femia

Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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