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High-density, liquid-cooled rack systems for hyperscale in Dallas

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Hyperscale-ready, OCP supercomputer blasts off at DCD Colo + Cloud, September 27 at the Intercontinental 

Aquila, in technology partnership with Clustered Systems, has revealed the first-ever fixed cold-plate, liquid-cooled Open Compute (OCP) server rack. The visually familiar rack design addresses more than just energy efficiency, but affords extreme heat density with enhanced reliability and resilience, near-silent operation, ease-of-access and use, and benchmark-breaking TCO and ROI, according to its designer/developer.

Colo + Cloud

“The drive towards exascale demands that the next-gen of extremely hot CPU’s are sufficiently cooled while staying within a manageable power envelope,” says Bob Bolz, head of HPC and Data Center at AQUILA. “Liquid cooling is the key. Aquarius is designed, ground-up, to meet the reliability specific performance requirements of high-density computing. Our design goal was to reduce the cost of cooling HPC server resources to well under five percent of overall data center usage.” 

Aquila’s Bolz will be joined by Phil Hughes, founder/CEO of Clustered Systems, the inventor of the cold-plate liquid-cooling system implemented in the Aquarius rack design along with Don Beaty, President, DLB Associates and Dr. Robert Sullivan, Independent Consultant as they discuss the merits of liquid cooling (central or local) and whether they have a competitive future in the colo data center.

Exascale density

Datacenter Dynamics EVP, Bruce Taylor, says of the new system, “It’s very exciting to see this kind of innovative advance that’s very much in keeping with where we see colocation and cloud infrastructure services evolving. As we see it, this now puts hyperscale and high-performance edge network data center capabilities in the hands of existing colo operators to give them the opportunity to compete for high-value workloads. “Think of being able to reliably, efficiently and cost-effectively cool 100kW rack, without impacting the current cooling capacity.”

Pre-conference workshops

DCD offers two pre-conference workshops on Monday afternoon, Sept. 26. The winner of the 2015 DCD award for contribution to the industry, consultant Robert “Dr. Bob” Sullivan discusses how to make sure you get the most out of your facilities, while you are planning for what’s next. 

The Open Compute Project (OCP) will give an in-depth Engineering Workshop covering their Telco, Networking, Server, and Data Center projects.

CLICK HERE to apply for your place at DCD Colo + Cloud now!   

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