Motivair CDUs to Liquid Cool Next Gen Exascale-Class Supercomputer

Motivair Cooling Solutions Coolant Distribution Units will help cool what is expected to be the world’s fastest exascale-class supercomputer.

AMD, along with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Cray Inc. announced the collaboration Tuesday. It is expected to be the world’s fastest exascale-class supercomputer, scheduled to be delivered to ORNL in 2021, according to published reports.

Motivair CEO Rich Whitmore said the new exascale system marks another significant collaboration with Motivair’s liquid cooling technology helping the exascale era excel.

“This project continues our strategic partnerships with some of the world’s top manufacturers and designers of state-of-the-art high-performance computing systems. This exascale system is further validation that next generation HPC systems should be liquid cooled in order to take advantage of unprecedented computing power,” Whitmore said. “We’re honored and excited to help cool what is expected to be the world’s fastest exascale-class supercomputer.”

It is expected to deliver “greater than 1.5 exaflops of HPC and AI processing performance,” according to published reports.

The Coolant Distribution Unit (CDU) by Motivair is more than just a way to deploy IT cooling when and where you need it. A CDU represents a forward-thinking, next-Gen IT strategy driven by the dynamic growth of a business, not limited by legacy cooling systems and infrastructure.

A CDU provides the ability to deploy higher density, load diverse IT equipment in a smaller footprint while at the same time improving a facility’s overall efficiency (PUE), and life expectancy.

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