Center for Biological Sequence Analysis at the Technical University of Denmark Installs Liquid-Cooled Solution from CoolIT Systems

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DCLC enables the use of waste heat to deliver an exceptional energy efficiency profile

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"The CBS supercomputer works on complex DNA and patient data that drives an ongoing requirement for increased computational power to accomplish our goals to position Denmark as a world leader in life science and pharmaceutical research."

CoolIT Systems, the world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling technology, announced today it has successfully deployed its Rack DCLC™ liquid cooling solution at the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS) at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The installation addresses DTU’s need to be CO2 neutral in the university’s High Performance Computing (HPC) facility by replacing traditional air cooling with highly efficient liquid. The liquid cooled servers form part of the HPC system known as “Computerome”. With 16,000+ cores and 92 TB memory, Computerome is ranked 121 of the Top500 supercomputers in the world.

The liquid cooled system consists of rack mounted HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 servers that are cooled using CoolIT’s centralized pumping CHx40 technology. The liquid is distributed through stainless steel manifolds that utilize all metal, dry-break quick connects for hot-swappable servicing of any single server. The cluster, delivered by Go Virtual, is an extremely efficient solution that utilizes inlet water temperatures of 40°C and beyond. CBS enables waste heat recovery by routing the high temperature liquid from the servers to provide heat for the adjacent buildings and nearby town of Roskilde.

"The CBS supercomputer works on complex DNA and patient data that drives an ongoing requirement for increased computational power to accomplish our goals to position Denmark as a world leader in life science and pharmaceutical research," said Peter Løngreen, Head of HPC at CBS-DTU. "An equally important goal was provisioning these computational resources as efficiently as possible. CoolIT delivered a liquid cooled system that lowers the energy consumed for cooling and provides opportunities to reuse the waste heat from the servers.”

“The CBS cluster had to be a world leader in both performance and efficiency and we are pleased to partner with CoolIT to meet these requirements,” said Peter Kaae, Director at Go Virtual. “The onsite installation of the cooling system was smooth and the CoolIT design of a centralized pumping system works well with a dense configuration, plus is compatible with the waste heat reuse goals of CBS.”

“I am excited with the vision and leadership that CBS has displayed by asking not only for efficient server cooling but also heat reclamation from the servers to be reused,” said Geoff Lyon, CEO/CTO of CoolIT. “Computerome cluster is a model for HPC and data center operators around the world.”

About CoolIT Systems
CoolIT Systems Inc. is a world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) for the Data Center, Server and Desktop markets. As an experienced innovator with 48 patents and more than 1.9 million liquid cooling units deployed, CoolIT brings a wealth of design, engineering, and manufacturing knowledge to the table. CoolIT's Rack DCLC™ platform is a modular, rack-based, advanced cooling solution that allows for dramatic increases in rack densities, component performance, and power efficiencies. The technology can be deployed with any server and in any rack making it a truly flexible solution that allows for an edge in today's highly competitive marketplace.

About CBS
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is the leading technical university in Scandinavia with over 6,000 students, 800 PhD fellows, and 1,500 scientists. The Center for Biological Sequence Analysis (CBS), Department of Systems Biology, conducts basic research in the general fields of bioinformatics and systems biology, and is one of the largest, multi-disciplinary basic research groups within bioinformatics and systems biology in academia in Europe.

About Go Virtual
Go Virtual Nordic AB founded in 2002, a leading supplier of advanced HPC systems, virtual simulation technology to the European market enabling customers to bring their innovative and customer focused designs faster, more accurate, and more cost effective to the market. The founders of the company have long experience of virtual product development technology. Over the years Go Virtual has grown more into turnkey solutions to fulfill growing customers’ needs within the areas of CAE IT/High Performance Computing Solutions and CFD Solutions.

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Lauren Macready
Marketing Manager, CoolIT Systems
marketing(at)coolitsystems(dot)com
+1 (403) 235 4895
http://www.coolitsystems.com

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