The room features a state-of-the-art, high-density, power efficient HPC cluster cooled by the company’s RackCDU.
February 14, 2013
Asetek has built a demonstration room in its San Jose, Calif., office to showcase the company’s RackCDU, ISAC, and internal loop liquid cooling solutions for servers and data centers. The room features a state-of-the-art Asetek RackCDU-cooled HPC cluster. The fully-populated rack consumes 37kW of power at full load. The heat from the direct-to-chip and memory coolers is absorbed into liquid and rejected through the RackCDU connected directly to a dry cooler installed on the roof. Because the system is designed to cool with a 40C (104F) inlet temperature, it does not require compressive or evaporative chilling, meaning there is also no waste of water.
Roughly 80 percent of the rack’s waste heat is recaptured directly into the facilities water, according to Asetek. This waste heat can be reclaimed for other purposes, such as building heating, making it energy efficient. The integrated RackCDU monitoring and surveillance software runs on wall-mounted LCDs to monitor the performance of nodes, energy recapture, inlet and outlet liquid temperatures, and other cooling statistics.
Asetek also has the ability to change parameters such as flow, temperatures, and load on the fly, making it possible to demonstrate almost any user scenario and the associated value proposition with regard to power saving, performance, and/or density.