1. A Cooler Way to Compute
  • A Cooler Way to Compute

    June 24, 2016
    By Kaysi Adams/3M Storyteller
    Super computer submerged in Novec fluid

    A Cooler Way to Compute

    The first supercomputer – the CDC 6600 – debuted in 1964 with more than 100 miles of wiring and 400,000 transistors. The world’s fastest supercomputer today is billions times faster and is able to tackle tasks from predicting storms to creating simulations to unlock cosmic mysteries.

    But with that extreme speed comes extreme heat. Without an efficient cooling system, these monster machines would overheat.

    A Cooler Way to Compute

    The first supercomputer – the CDC 6600 – debuted in 1964 with more than 100 miles of wiring and 400,000 transistors. The world’s fastest supercomputer today is billions times faster and is able to tackle tasks from predicting storms to creating simulations to unlock cosmic mysteries.

    But with that extreme speed comes extreme heat. Without an efficient cooling system, these monster machines would overheat.

    A Cooler Way to Compute

    The first supercomputer – the CDC 6600 – debuted in 1964 with more than 100 miles of wiring and 400,000 transistors. The world’s fastest supercomputer today is billions times faster and is able to tackle tasks from predicting storms to creating simulations to unlock cosmic mysteries.

    But with that extreme speed comes extreme heat. Without an efficient cooling system, these monster machines would overheat.

    Super computer submerged in Novec fluid

     

    The BitFury Group, a major BitCoin provider, deployed the world’s most powerful two-phase immersion cooling (2PIC) project for their new data center in the Republic of Georgia in Eastern Europe. The data center will house 40 megawatts of processing power – about the average power used in 40,000 homes.

    To pull it off without overheating, BitFury submerged their supercomputers in 3M Novec Engineered Fluid.

     

    The BitFury Group, a major BitCoin provider, deployed the world’s most powerful two-phase immersion cooling (2PIC) project for their new data center in the Republic of Georgia in Eastern Europe. The data center will house 40 megawatts of processing power – about the average power used in 40,000 homes.

    To pull it off without overheating, BitFury submerged their supercomputers in 3M Novec Engineered Fluid.

     

    The BitFury Group, a major BitCoin provider, deployed the world’s most powerful two-phase immersion cooling (2PIC) project for their new data center in the Republic of Georgia in Eastern Europe. The data center will house 40 megawatts of processing power – about the average power used in 40,000 homes.

    To pull it off without overheating, BitFury submerged their supercomputers in 3M Novec Engineered Fluid.

    Graphic showing how Novec fluid cools servers

     

    3M Novec 7100 Fluid cools while maintaining a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.02 – below the new government standard of less than 1.5. Novec fluids have zero ozone depletion potential, are nonconductive and nonflammable, low on the toxicity scale and have a low global warming potential.

    DATA CENTER SOLUTIONS BITFURY

     

    3M Novec 7100 Fluid cools while maintaining a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.02 – below the new government standard of less than 1.5. Novec fluids have zero ozone depletion potential, are nonconductive and nonflammable, low on the toxicity scale and have a low global warming potential.

    DATA CENTER SOLUTIONS BITFURY

     

    3M Novec 7100 Fluid cools while maintaining a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.02 – below the new government standard of less than 1.5. Novec fluids have zero ozone depletion potential, are nonconductive and nonflammable, low on the toxicity scale and have a low global warming potential.

    DATA CENTER SOLUTIONS BITFURY
    Super computer submerged in Novec fluid

     

    3M developed this unique project in partnership with BitFury, which is set to purchase 200,000 pounds of Novec 7100 fluid – the equivalent of roughly 25 hippos. This new system will deliver as much as 95 percent cooling energy savings.

     

    3M developed this unique project in partnership with BitFury, which is set to purchase 200,000 pounds of Novec 7100 fluid – the equivalent of roughly 25 hippos. This new system will deliver as much as 95 percent cooling energy savings.

     

    3M developed this unique project in partnership with BitFury, which is set to purchase 200,000 pounds of Novec 7100 fluid – the equivalent of roughly 25 hippos. This new system will deliver as much as 95 percent cooling energy savings.