What Is Supercomputing (HPC)?
What Is Supercomputing Used For?
The supercomputing industry has applications in various growth factors around the world. Some of the most common ways in which supercomputing is used today, include:
- Data Mining - Some companies and organizations use supercomputers to extract information from raw data. For instance, a business could analyze data collected through cash registers to determine inventory needs or improve upon market trends. Alternatively, health insurance providers can reduce customer premiums and costs by using supercomputers to analyze the advantages of different options for treatment.
- Intelligence - Government intelligence agencies across the globe make use of supercomputers in monitoring communications and tracking down suspected hostile organizations. With the right power, governments can protect you more effectively against crime, and terror
- Scientific research - Research in the scientific sector depends upon the mathematical abilities of supercomputers. For instance, astronomers from NASA use data streaming from satellites to inform their missions
The Most Powerful Supercomputer In The US (May 2016)
Supercomputing Cooling Solutions
Supercomputers, by the huge amount of computing and processing that they do every second, create massive amounts of waste heat. With current trends hitting 40-50kW, and 110kW per rack in the pipe line, the only effective way of cooling these with any modicum of efficiency is by rear door or on chip cooling.
Water cooling is so much more efficient at removing and transferring heat than air is – fact! If you want to move the amounts of air required by Supercomputing you need a void of several metres either above or below. Even with this in place, trying to ensure that the air goes where you want it is almost impossible and cannot be managed from one area to another in any simplistic format. To compound things further, a small row of racks with 40kW per rack will seem like a hurricane, and it’s within this environment that Data Center managers will need their staff to work.
The rear temperature of the racks is also a real concern. With the need for the efficiency and energy savings now being demanded, water temperatures of up to 80°F mean that hot air coming off the servers above 104°F is not uncommon. Ask yourself - would you like to work in 104°F plus for any period of time?
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