Data Bytes is our new weekly roundup of research and analysis on data centers and cloud computing. This week: New data on cloud investment by hyperscalers, latest trends in PUE, HPC spending pauses for COVID-19, and projections on edge server growth.
Rack densities are beginning to rise, and some companies specializing in liquid cooling for the data center industry are investing in growth. Others see more potential in the fast-growing esports market.
Forced Physics DCT is a data center startup that has spent more than a decade harnessing molecular physics to create a low-energy cooling solution for data centers.
In a deal underscoring the growing importance of data center networking, technical computing heavyweight NVIDIA has agreed to pay $6.9 billion to acquire networking specialist Mellanox.
A new HPC system from DownUnder GeoSolutions will immerse 40,000 servers in liquid coolant at Skybox Datacenters in Houston. The massive system is expected to deliver 250 petaflops of computing power.
The new Frontera supercomputer at the University of Texas combines several approaches to liquid cooling, including GPUs immersed in dielectric liquid coolant fluid, and x86 servers using direct water cooling to the processor.
NVIDIA today introduced beefier new GPUs, along with a new interconnect fabric to accelerate workloads, and an initiative to extend machine learning capabilities to smartphones and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
LiquidCool Solutions immerses server components inside a sealed chassis filled with dielectric fluid. The company is targeting the market for high-density cooling, where the growth of AI and HPC is boosting interest in liquid-cooled solutions.
In his SC17 presentation, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang said the company’s Volta architecture for GPUs is now available on every major cloud service to deliver AI and HPC.
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have combined 750 Raspberry Pi systems to create a low-budget system to test HPC software.