CoolIT Systems Successfully Deploys Liquid-Cooled Solution

CoolIT Systems Successfully Deploys Liquid-Cooled Solution to Poznan Supercomputing & Networking Center in Partnership with Huawei and Itprojekt
Collaboration enables the most energy efficient HPC Cluster in Poland


Calgary, AB. May 26, 2015CoolIT Systems announced today it has successfully deployed its Rack DCLC™ liquid cooled solution at the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) in partnership with Huawei and Itprojekt. This is PSNC’s first Direct Contact Liquid Cooled (DCLC) cluster and is already achieving the objectives of reducing cooling costs and improving processor performance by leveraging the lower operating temperatures. The result of this installation is the most economic liquid-cooled cluster in Poland. 

The PSNC solution combines Huawei blade servers in the E9000 chassis with CoolIT Systems Rack DCLC processor and memory cooling modules to remove 80% of the server heat via the liquid loop. The liquid is distributed through stainless steel manifolds utilizing all metal, dry-break quick connects for hot-swappable servicing of all the blades. The cluster, delivered by Warsaw based systems integrator Itprojekt, is an extremely efficient solution that utilizes inlet water temperatures of 40°C and beyond.

Located at the Institute of Bio-organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, PSNC is a premier center for HPC in Poland and is the national leader in implementing innovative technologies for the national scientific network.

“Reducing energy usage and lowering operating costs are permanently on our check-list when planning for new high performance computing clusters,” said Radoslaw Januszewski, IT Specialist at PSNC. “Liquid cooling is the most efficient way to achieve our objectives and we are seeing excellent results and reliability from the combined Huawei and CoolIT Systems cluster.”

“There is no escape from liquid-cooling,” said Maciej Szadkowski, Itprojekt VP / BDM. “The CoolIT technology already displaces traditional air-conditioning from server rooms and represents an absolute innovation away from proprietary, monolithic liquid systems. In place of these expensive systems unavailable for ordinary users, we applied standard blade servers supplemented by flexible liquid cooling. Itprojekt and CoolIT designed and implemented an especially economic solution available not only for supercomputing centres but also for almost any server room.”

“The exceptional results from the PSNC cluster demonstrates the benefits of utilizing CoolIT’s innovative direct contact liquid cooling technology for customers,” said Geoff Lyon, CEO/CTO of CoolIT Systems. “Dedicated liquid processor and RAM cooling components, combined with an extremely low power consumption heat exchange solution has enabled one of the most efficient HPC clusters in EMEA. We look forward to future collaborations with Huawei and Itprojekt.”

The PSNC cluster was showcased at the KDM 2015 (High Power Server) community meeting in Poznan, 11-12 May.

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 47 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 Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

About Itprojekt
Itprojekt (part of Synergy Group) was founded in 2010 and provides services in areas of IT integration. In contrast to larger IT companies that have been on the market for over 20 years, Itprojekt stands by open standards which change the way we build, operate and maintain IT systems. As one of the sparse integrators in Europe Itprojekt delivers innovative liquid cooling systems: Direct Liquid Cooling, Full Immersion solutions and open compute server class systems. 

About Poznan Supercomputing and Network Center (PSNC or PCSS)

Since 1993 integrating and developing the information infrastructure for science has been the mission of Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center affiliated with the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry at the Polish Academy of Sciences. PSNC is the leader in implementing innovative technologies for the national scientific network POL-34/155/622, at present in the network PIONIER – Polish Optical for the national scientific network POL-34/155/622, at present in the network PIONIER – Polish Optical Internet.

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