Design Technology for Reconfigurable Computer Systems with Immersion Cooling

  • Ilya Levin
  • Alexey DordopuloEmail author
  • Alexander Fedorov
  • Yuriy Doronchenko
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 965)


In this paper, we consider the implementation of reconfigurable computer systems based on advanced Xilinx UltraScale and UltraScale+FPGAs and a design method of immersion cooling systems for computers containing 96–128 chips. We propose the selection criteria of key technical solutions for creation of high-performance computer systems with liquid cooling. The construction of the computational block prototype and the results of its experimental thermal testing are presented. The results demonstrate high energy efficiency of the proposed open cooling system and existence of power reserve for the next-generation FPGAs. Effective cooling of 96–128 FPGAs with the total thermal power of 9.6–12.8 kW in a 3U computational module is the key feature of the considered system. Insensitivity to leakages and their consequences, and compatibility with traditional water cooling systems based on industrial chillers are the advantages of the developed technical solution. These features allow installation of liquid-cooled computer systems with no fundamental change of the computer hall infrastructure.


Immersion cooling system Liquid cooling Reconfigurable computer systems FPGA High-Performance computer systems Energy efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilya Levin
    • 1
  • Alexey Dordopulo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexander Fedorov
    • 1
  • Yuriy Doronchenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Scientific Research Centre of Supercomputers and Neurocomputers (LLC)TaganrogRussia

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