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Georgia Tech Implements a Cool Solution for Green HPC with IBM

Achieve highest possible computational performance with limited budget and floor space; resolve issues related to concentration of heat output from ultra-dense blade servers.

Achieve highest possible computational performance with limited budget and floor space; resolve issues related to concentration of heat output from ultra-dense blade servers.

Georgia Tech designed a unique cooling solution incorporating both standard air conditioning and IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger, enabling a compact solution that saved an estimated $780,000 in data center costs. The new supercomputer is based on an IBM System Cluster 1350 solution with more than 1,000 IBM BladeCenter LS20 nodes, each with four AMD Opteron cores.

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