Jamia Millia Islamia University wins record LINPACK score at ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition with support of CoolIT Systems & Boston
Boston/CoolIT Systems configuration breaks LINPACK record 2nd year in a row
Calgary, AB. Tuesday 21st July, 2015 – CoolIT Systems, the world leader in direct contact liquid cooling solutions for desktops, servers and data centers, is proud to announce the Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) of New Dehli has been awarded first place in the LINPACK test at the ISC Student Cluster Competition 2015 in Frankfurt using a liquid cooled configuration. This is the 2nd consecutive year that CoolIT and Boston Limited have partnered to sponsor the winning student team.
JMI won the LINPACK award with a record breaking score of 10.78Tflops that translated into an energy efficient 3.59 Tflops/kW, enough to achieve an estimated rank of #6 on the Green500, a list of the most energy efficient supercomputers in the world.
The JMI team were equipped with a high performance Boston GPU cluster fitted with a Rack DCLC AHx20 liquid cooling solution from CoolIT Systems. JMI have beaten the 10.18Tflop record previously set by 2014 team EPCC from the University of Edinburgh (also Sponsored by Boston and CoolIT Systems).
The system consisted of four 1U Boston Venom servers, each utilising two Intel Xeon ‘Haswell-EP’ processors, two NVIDIA K80 Tesla GPUs and Mellanox EDR IB connectivity coupled to a Mellanox EDR switched fabric. Direct Contact Liquid Cooling technology by CoolIT Systems was also used to cool critical system components resulting in a lower overall power draw.
“Having won the LINPACK challenge before, we knew that we had to excel in this year’s competition in order to break our own record,” said David Power Head of HPC at Boston Limited. “We implemented liquid cooling technology from our partners CoolIT Systems in order to improve the power efficiency and performance of the NVIDIA K80s. Boston also optimised the air cooling in the Supermicro servers to complement the liquid cooling technology. This is a first for the New Delhi team as they are the first from this region to take part in this renowned event.”
“CoolIT is proud to have been a part of the success of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) of New Dehli,” said Geoff Lyon of CoolIT Systems. “Our partnership with Boston and the dedication of the New Delhi team is what made the win possible.”
“Pairing CoolIT Systems liquid cooled technology with Boston’s Supermicro-based HPC servers allowed the team to divert more power for compute and less on cooling. The students reduced the power required for cooling by removing fans from the server and allocating more of their resources to compute nodes,” said Michael Holliday, Senior HPC Systems Engineer and Boston mentor to the team.
About Boston Limited
Boston Limited has been providing first-to-market technology to a diverse client base since 1992. Boston’s high performance, mission-critical server, storage and workstation solutions can be tailored for every client. With expertly trained engineers and a dedicated R & D labs facility, we are able to fully customise the specification, design and branding of a solution in order to help clients solve their toughest business challenges simply and effectively. Since its founding in London, UK, Boston has expanded operations globally. Following on from the successful launch of Boston IT Solutions India in 2009, Boston launched Boston Server & Storage Solutions GmbH in Germany a year later, with offices opening on the East coast of America in 2013. For more information about Boston, please visit www.boston.co.uk and follow @BostonLimited on Twitter.
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 50 patents and more than 2 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.