Asetek® today announced its data center liquid cooling solutions will support a new initiative by the European Commission to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. With the explosive growth of cloud computing, data center cooling has emerged as one of the world’s fastest-growing energy problems. Asetek has developed three solutions that will help contribute to the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions: RackCDU, ISAC, and Internal Loop liquid cooling.
- RackCDU is a hot water, direct-to-chip, data center liquid cooling system that enables cooling energy savings up to 80% and density increases of 2.5x when compared to modern air cooled data centers. RackCDU removes heat from CPUs, GPUs, memory modules and other hot spots within servers and takes it all the way out of the data center using liquid, where it can be cooled for free using outside ambient air, or recycled for building heat or hot-water.
- ISAC eliminates the need for Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) in the data center. All air stays inside the server and recirculates rather than exiting and heating up the data center, which also significantly relaxes the air dust quality spec inside the data center. Aside from the power savings, the ISAC is ideal for field applications as well as military applications given the servers are sealed from the surroundings and not influenced by dust.
- Internal Loop liquid coolers enable server manufacturers to utilize the highest performing CPUs and GPUs in high density server and blade designs where air coolers cannot support these processors. The highest performance processors are typically the processors that draw the highest wattage (have the highest thermal design power) and require the most cooling. The superior cooling characteristics of liquid enable Asetek’s internal loop liquid coolers to capture more heat and transfer it into a given air stream.
According to the European Commission roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy, a cost effective and gradual transition would require a 40% domestic reduction of greenhouse emissions vis-à-vis 1990 as a milestone for 2030. The European Commission’s overall objective is an 80% domestic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
“The new initiative to reduce EU greenhouse gasses validates Asetek’s own goals of reducing data center energy costs and emissions. Data centers consume today 2% of global electricity. Our liquid cooling solutions will play a key role in reaching energy goals around the globe as data centers concentrate more and more on efficiency,” said David Garcia, VP & GM of Asetek’s Data Center Business Unit.
In the past few months, RackCDU installations have been announced at multiple high-profile data centers including the US Department of Defense.
Asetek is the world leading provider of energy efficient liquid cooling systems for data centers, servers, workstations, gaming and high performance PCs. Its products are used for reducing power and greenhouse emissions, lowering acoustic noise, and achieving maximum performance by leading OEMs and channel partners around the globe.
Asetek’s products are based upon its patented all-in-one liquid cooling technology with more than 1.3 million liquid cooling units deployed in the field. Founded in 2000, Asetek is headquartered in Denmark with offices in San Jose, California, China and Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.asetek.com.
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