The GSI Green-IT Cube, a highly energy efficient data center

Prof. Dr. Volker Lindenstruth, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main

31 May 2012, 17:00; Location: S4|10-1

At GSI a new data center is being built, which sets new standards in energy efficiency and cost. The computer racks are cooled directly with heat exchangers and mounted on a steel structure much like a high rack warehouse. This architecture enables power densities exceeding 20 kW/m² and floor or 100 kW/m². The entire data center will support computers up to 16 MW. The power required for the cooling infrastructure corresponds to 7% of the computer power. Ground breaking is scheduled for 2012 and completion for early 2014. A small version of such an architecture is completed, hosting up to 100 19-inch racks. This data center will host the computers for the FAIR facility at GSI. These systems are a mix of high performance servers, augmented with GPGPUs. An overview of the cooling architecture and the latest performance data will be given. In addition an overview of the FAIR computing will be presented.

Category: CE Seminar


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