Posted By Rich Miller On May 1, 2009 @ 8:45 am In Data Center Videos,IBM | No Comments
The University of Toronto’s SciNet Supercomputer Datacenter combines massive power (it’s number 53 on the Top 500 list) with exceptional energy efficiency, with a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.16, according to university scientists. SciNet features an unusual design combining IBM’s iDataPlex server  and Cool Blue rear-door heat exchanger , which allows the university to run high-density cabinets with minimal room air conditioning. SciNet will soon be expanded with a 30,000-core system using iDataPlex servers with the Xeon 5500  (Nehalem) processor, Intel’s new high-power, low-energy chip. This video provides an overview of SciNet and its technology, and runs about 6 minutes.
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 iDataPlex server: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/04/23/a-closer-look-at-ibms-idataplex-server/
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 Xeon 5500: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/03/31/intel-xeon-5500-focuses-on-power-savings/
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