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The Trinity Supercomputer calls for some serious water cooling

The NNSA's Trinity Supercomputer needs some super water cooling support - here's what it looks like disassembled
By: Chris Smith | Super Computing News | Posted: Feb 15, 2015 4:26 pm

This massive stockpile of components will all be slotted nicely together in order to cool the NNSA's first Advanced Simulation and Computing Program's product - named the Trinity Supercomputer.




All of this gear is called 'warm-water cooling' and it's what you'd expect in order to provide an energy-saving alternative for some of the world's most advanced tech.


An explanation from the Los Alamos National Labarotory reads: "The Trinity supercomputer is the first of the NNSA's Advanced Simulation and Computing program's advanced technology systems. Once installed, Trinity will be the first platform large and fast enough to begin to accommodate finely resolved 3D calculations for full-scale, end-to-end weapons calculations. But the installation of such a powerful supercomputer is no small task." But wait, there's more! "In order to accommodate Trinity, the SCC first had to undergo a series of major mechanical and electrical infrastructure upgrades. Because energy conservation is a priority at Los Alamos, these upgrades included a shift to warm water cooling technology (which will result in a major energy savings), as well as a decrease in the use of city/well water for cooling towers.."


We did mention that this system is fairly eco-friendly - this is backed up by part of their statement which reads "instead of city water, the new cooling plant will utilize water from LANL's Sanitary Effluent Reclamation Facility (SERF), saving millions of gallons of well water per year."


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