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July 6th, 2010

IBM’s Hot-Water Supercomputer Goes Live

Abstract:
"With Aquasar, we make an important contribution to the development of sustainable high performance computers and computer system," said Prof. Dimos Poulikakos, head of the Laboratory of Thermodynamics in New Technologies, ETH Zurich. "In the future it will be important to measure how efficiently a computer is per watt and per gram of equivalent CO2 production." ETH Zurich will use the supercomputer for multiscale flow simulations for its research in nanotechnology and fluid dynamics.

"With Aquasar we achieved an important milestone on the way to CO2-neutral data centers," said Dr. Bruno Michel, manager of Advanced Thermal Packaging at IBM Research - Zurich. "The next step in our research is to focus on the performance and characteristics of the cooling system which will be measured with an extensive system of sensors, in order to optimize it further."

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