Schneider Electric Announces Industry's First Integrated Rack with Immersed, Liquid-Cooled IT for Data Centers
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference (Booth 510) – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, with Avnet and Iceotope, announce the creation of the industry's first commercially-available integrated rack with chassis-based, immersive liquid cooling. Optimized for compute-intensive applications, the solution combines a high-powered GPU server with Iceotope's liquid cooling technology to increase energy efficiency. Avnet integrates the liquid-cooled server with Schneider Electric's NetShelter liquid-cooled enclosure system for simple deployment into data centers or edge computing environments. The system is EcoStruxure™ Ready since the solution is available with next generation data center management software, EcoStruxure IT Expert and our digital service EcoStruxure Asset Advisor. The joint solution was unveiled at the Schneider Electric booth (#510) at Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference in Las Vegas.
This first-of-its-kind liquid-cooled solution is ideal for applications such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine-learning algorithm training development, where high compute demands more energy use. In a recent report published by Gartner, liquid cooling was identified as a technology to watch. Analyst Henrique Cecci advised data center operators "maximize cooling energy efficiencies by employing modern liquid cooling solutions1." Liquid cooling offers greater efficiency, lower operating costs, smaller footprint, increased reliability, and nearly silent operation despite the high-power density of the GPUs. Avnet, Iceotope, and Schneider Electric plan to expand the offering as demand grows by welcoming other server OEMs into the partnership.
"Schneider Electric is committed to making data centers more sustainable and liquid cooling is a very compelling approach," said Kevin Brown, CTO and SVP of Innovation, Secure Power, Schneider Electric, who is presenting on liquid cooling at the Gartner conference. "This latest development marks a significant step toward industrializing chassis-based immersion solutions which offer the efficiency and effectiveness of tanks based solutions while providing the compatibility and serviceability of more traditional, 'direct-to-chip' liquid-cooling designs. Given the growth of compute-intensive applications, we believe this approach is very promising."
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"Iceotope is thrilled to be making its innovative chassis-level, immersive liquid cooling technology available to the general market," said David Craig, CEO of Iceotope. "We offer the only liquid cooling tech that scales easily from edge computing devices to large server farms in the cloud. And compared to direct-to-chip liquid cooling systems, our approach is more efficient, more reliable, saves more space, eliminates fans, and when deployed across the data center, it lowers cost."
For more information about liquid cooling technologies, their application to data centers and edge computing environments, and to inquire about this new integrated, liquid-cooled rack solution, please visit this liquid cooling information page.
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