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Geophysical processing cluster installed at CGGVeritas

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A 24-rack, 600kW CarnotJet system has been installed at CGGVeritas, a pure-play geophysical company. Developed by Green Revolution Cooling (GRC), the CarnotJet system is an energy-efficient fluid submersion cooling system for OEM servers that utilises high-performance GreenDef dielectric coolant. According to GRC, the system reduces total solution energy consumption by 95 per cent.

With 1,200 times more heat retention than air, GreenDef can effectively cool servers at 40°C (104°F) and virtually eliminate air conditioning costs which typically require ambient temperature at 24°C (75°F). Additional energy savings are also possible with repurposing of heat captured in the CarnotJet submersion rack system.

HPC server solutions optimised for geophysical applications in the CGGVeritas deployment have been provided by Supermicro. The company’s 1U dual-GPU SuperServer (SYS-1026GT-TF) was chosen for its high-density computing power and overall capacity to maximise performance and energy efficiency in the fluid-cooled racks.