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SCHEDULE: NOV 16-21, 2014

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The George Washington University Addresses Extreme Heat in the Data Center

SESSION: Hardware and Architecture

EVENT TYPE: Exhibitor Forums

TIME: 1:30PM - 2:00PM

SESSION CHAIR: Carlos Rosales

Presenter(s):Tim Wickberg, Patrick Giangrosso



Adding an HPC cluster to the existing data center at the George Washington University brought a serious concern to the forefront – Additional heat loads from the 24 kW per rack cluster proved too much for the existing hot aisle chimney strategy.

The 50°F cold aisle air was barely adequate and high back pressure at the back of the rack raised serious concerns that the chimneys would not be able to remove the extreme heat while maintaining the health of the HPC cluster.

To address cooling demands and future growth requirements, GW implemented Coolcentric’s High Density Rear Door Heat Exchangers (RDHx-HD); a passive heat exchanger closely coupled to the rear of the rack capable of removing 30kW of heat before it enters the data center.

Giangrosso and Wickberg will discuss GW’s decision, installation, results and implications for existing data center facilities that are at or near cooling and power capacities.

Chair/Presenter Details:

Carlos Rosales (Chair) - University of Texas at Austin

Tim Wickberg - George Washington University

Patrick Giangrosso - Coolcentric

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