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Indian Institute of Technology Delhi innovates their HPC Cluster by deploying Liquid Immersion Cooling which removes the need for air conditioning and reduces carbon footprint considerably

"The Fujitsu Liquid Immersion Cooling System is an efficient, cost-effective and green alternative to overheated server rooms. Without air conditioning, the server room is near silent which makes for a more pleasant work environment."

Shashank Shekhar Principal Research Scientist, SCFBio Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

SCFBio has deployed a FUJITSU Liquid Immersion Cooling HPC Cluster, boosting performance fivefold and reducing energy consumption by 40 percent.

Customer

Established in 1961, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) is a public university which aims to contribute globally through excellence in scientific and technical education. The Supercomputing Facility for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, (SCFBio) was created in July 2002 to establish a nodal facility for supercomputing; and to develop novel scientific methods for genome analysis, Ab initio protein structure prediction and active site directed drug design.

Challenge

SCFBio’s aging HPC cluster was prone to failure, slow and expensive to maintain. The center wanted to introduce a new HPC platform that would enhance performance, reduce costs and improve reliability.

Solution

The Center deployed an integrated Liquid Immersion Cooling HPC Cluster, consisting of 6 PRIMERGY CX400 multi-node chassis with 24 PRIMERGY CX2550 server nodes and a 50 TB Parallel File System.

Benefit

  • Liquid immersion cooling removes the need for AC, reducing energy costs by 40 percent
  • Performance is five times faster, speeding up project completion time
  • The HPC solution takes up a third of the space, freeing up valuable real estate
  • The absence of moving parts such as fans, improves reliability and makes the server room near silent

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