Motivair cooling technology helps AWE’s Vulcan accelerate research

February 17, 2022 – AWE’s latest supercomputer, Vulcan, went live in late 2021. It includes Motivair’s ChilledDoors and will help expand the organization’s research and simulation capabilities.

Vulcan is a Shasta River system from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). According to AWE, it “features 5,000 32-core, 2.9 GHz second-generation AMD EPYC ‘Rome’ socket-based processors with a theoretical maximum performance of 7.42 PetaFLOPs. It will connect to Cray’s new high-speed “Slingshot” interconnect, with storage provided via a Luster-based Cray ClusterStor.

This latest supercomputer deployment is one of many in which Motivair has participated, as its technology is integral to four supercomputers on three different continents.

Motivair’s ChilledDoor is an active rear door heat exchanger that cools rack densities up to 75 kW per rack. It’s a leader in high-efficiency, high-density server rack cooling systems, and along with Motivair’s coolant distribution units, it’s featured in several Top 500 supercomputers.

Motivair’s wide range of thermal management, direct liquid cooling, and data center and information technology cooling technologies provide mission-critical enterprises and innovation leaders with reliable cooling technology that helps shape our world.

About Motivair Corporation

Motivair empowers industry leaders to push the boundaries of what is possible by leveraging over 30 years of ideas and innovation to create reliable critical cooling systems. Based in Buffalo, NY, Motivair designs, develops and manufactures a line of specialty chillers and high-density computer cooling systems that cool vital industries and power the world’s most complex and advanced technologies. Its technology is present in many Top500 supercomputers. For more information, visit

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