Frontera at UTACC marks the 3rd successful supercomputer SWMCO worked hand in hand with the University of Texas, Dell, and their Engineering Firm.
Deployed in June 2019, Frontera is the 5th most powerful supercomputer in the world and the fastest supercomputer on a university campus.
SWMCO designed custom busway distribution, floor-mounted PDU's and rack-mounted PDU's to squeeze every available watt of power from the original Stampede electrical infrastructure. The final system comprised roughly 3000 sq/ft which included all of the power distribution and racks, just over 2,100 watts/sqft.
The APC Netshelter racks were designed with an increased static and dynamic shock test to handle the additional weight of the integral server water cooling and nearly 70kW of IT Hardware
SWMCO was brought in early in the design process to help with the MEP layout for a high-density data center in a small space. Air Cooled DX InRow cooling was deployed in an N+1 configuration to support up to 14kW Per cabinet. Low energy loss was a high priority so Powersmith DOE 2016 Ultra High-Efficiency Transformers and Schneider Electric Galaxy VM UPS system were selected to provide the highest possible energy savings in the electrical distribution system.
This project started out as a small School District data center with a maximum of 12 Server cabinets and Perimeter CRAC Units. Utilizing Schneider InRow cooling units and EcoAisle thermal containment we were able to fully utilize the same space to provide future expansion of an additional 6 server cabinets. The APC Symmetra UPS system will scale up along with the future IT load growth minimizing initial capital expenditures for the school district.
A long term client turned to SWMCO and Starline to develop a high-density flexible power distribution system for a manufacturing/test facility that needed to support rapid changes and additions of 208V, 415V and 480V single to three-phase loads. SWMCO configured a multi-colored Starline Busway distribution system to segregate each test voltage. Powersmiths designed customer transformers to serve all the loads from single transformers preventing the need for multiple single-purpose transformers.
SWMCO worked with a group of customers and the construction team over the course of 3 years to develop a data center design that would support multiple local government agencies. The project had to be installed in a very challenging space that had a support column in the center of the proposed space. To help the team visualize the concept we 3D modeled our proposed design. We designed and deployed a flexible hot aisle containment solution to support the rack, cooling and UPS systems while working around the column.