SC’11 Schedule of Events


Exhibitor: Booth #664

Green Revolution Cooling debuted the CarnotJet fluid-submersion cooling system for OEM servers at SC’09 in Portland and was named a Disruptive Technology of the Year. At SC’10, we exhibited an evaluation unit and showcased our ongoing field trials and evaluations at various sites. This year at SC’11 in Seattle we’re proud to highlight our rapidly expanding customer base, our growing number of installations approaching one megawatt of installed cooling capacity, and our successes in extreme GPU cooling and heat recapture.

Featured Event:

Wed Nov 16: Exhibitor Forum: “Fluid Submersion Cooling Field Trial Results and Learnings

1:30-2:00 PM – Room: WSCC 613/614

Fluid submersion cooling is being used by a growing number of the Top-500 HPC sites around the world, in trials or in larger production systems up to 300kW per site. For these users, there is a path to sustainable Exascale production where cooling energy is cut by 95%, server power is cut by 5-25%, rack densities can reach 100kW per 42U rack, and components such as GPUs can run up to 20°C cooler than in air. One recent installation site in Northern Europe is reducing net data center power to near-zero by recapturing server heat in the form of hot water at 50°C and higher. Christiaan Best, CTO of Green Revolution Cooling, will present findings from two and a half years of customers’ experiences utilizing fluid submersion technology.

Additional Events:

Tues Nov 15th: Poster Session: “A Top-20 Supercomputing Facility Rethinks Its Cooling Efficiency with Fluid-Submersion Cooling
5:15 – 7:00 PM – Room: WSCC North Galleria 2nd/3rd Floors

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and Green Revolution Cooling (GRC) partnered to solve two common data center inefficiencies: the amount of energy spent cooling servers (relative to powering loads) and the inability to efficiently cool high-density, high-output devices such as blades, GPUs, and servers with over-clocked CPUs. Using Green Revolution Cooling’s fluid submersion cooling solution, the CarnotJet system, TACC and GRC have been conducting efficiency and reliability studies with OEM servers with 100% uptime since April 2010. The self-contained system has demonstrated an 85% reduction in overall cooling energy while using 6 Watts or less per 100 Watts of IT. During overclocking trials, the system successfully dissipated more than 200 Watts per socket while clocking current-generation Intel Xeon processors 35-60% over the base rate. During the poster session, staff from GRC and from TACC will discuss the groundbreaking installation and the petaFLOP installation planned for early 2012.

Sat Nov 12 – Wed Nov 16: Student Cluster Competition
WSCC East Lobby

Students from the University of Texas have partnered with TACC, Dell, Intel, and Green Revolution Cooling to compete to deliver the highest sustained performance across a variety of applications. The UT students will be using GRC’s CarnotJet technology to keep their servers cool as they compete for the SC’11 crown.

For more information, visit the SC’11 website, here.