Green Revolution Cooling Announces Full Factory Warranty for Submerged Supermicro Servers
OEM server warranty comes to Green Revolution Cooling’s submersion cooling system.
August 31, 2012 – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro®) is now providing full warranty
coverage for servers installed in the CarnotJet™ submersion cooling
system. The assurance is a momentous step forward for Green Revolution
Cooling and confirms the long-term reliability of servers installed in
the CarnotJet™ system.
With more than 1,000 Supermicro® servers now installed in CarnotJet™
systems worldwide, there is an overwhelming body of evidence suggesting
Supermicro® servers are an ideal compliment to Green Revolution
Cooling’s submersion cooling platform. Lower operating temperatures
result in fewer component failures and increased processor efficiency
and performance, and the managed coolant environment virtually
eliminates cooling hotspots.
The warranty will cover motherboards, backplanes, add-on cards, power
supplies, and processors for parts and labor. DIMM modules and SSDs are
also covered in the warranty, as are all other manufacturer defects
discovered during server operation in the CarnotJet™ system.
Supermicro® is also offering a line of products available
submersion-ready direct from the factory. With Supermicro® servers
turn-key and fully guaranteed, it has never been easier to outfit your
data center with submersion cooling from Green Revolution Cooling.
A joint formal announcement is forthcoming.
18% Server Power Savings from Submerged Supermicro® Servers
A large cluster of submerged servers installed in Green Revolution
Cooling’s CarnotJet™ submersion cooling system at CGGVeritas has
expanded to more than 2,000 nodes, and CGGV’s tests have shown that
server power consumption alone has been reduced by 18%!
Green Revolution Cooling began installing submersion-cooled racks at
CGGVeritas in May 2011. The large cluster of submerged servers is
comprised of GPU-accelerated Supermicro® 1U SuperServers
(SYS-1026GT-TF). These servers and others are available
submersion-ready from Supermicro®, absent server fans and with a
submersion-friendly thermal compound substitute installed under the
Servers installed in Green Revolution Cooling’s flexible cooling system
typically exhibit power savings of 10-25%. The savings comes from the
deletion of server fans and the reduction of leakage currents within
the silicon processors due to the superior cooling.
Substantial additional power savings come from the ultra low-impact
submersion cooling system. The entire CarnotJet™ system requires less
than 50kW to cool every 1MW of IT hardware, compared with 700kW for a
conventional air-cooled data center. The system is able to cool the
densest loads in the industry, up to 100 kW per 42U rack, while
exhibiting tremendous energy efficiency – all for less than half the
cost of best practices air cooling.
Submersion cooling has significantly decreased power needs at
CGGVeritas; continuous conservation allows the company to extend the
life of existing facility resources and to allocate power resources
towards ever increasing hardware density rather than extraneous data
The net result is one of the most efficient enterprise HPC computing
platforms in the world, whereby:
[Submerged server power use plus total cooling system power use] is
less than [standard air-cooled server power use alone]
Andy Price, Director of Business Development for Green Revolution
Cooling, said: “The installation at CGGVeritas is a lodestar for the
data center industry. With 18% energy savings from every Supermicro® in
the cluster, in addition to the minimal power use of our system,
CGGVeritas has dramatically reduced resource demand in their data
center while building a state-of-the-art HPC cluster.”
Green Revolution Cooling Receives Commendation from Uptime Institute
Christiaan Best, GRC’s Founder & CEO, spoke to a crowd of industry
leaders about the appeal of submersion cooling for data centers. “It
was a great experience,” Best said, “The participants are extremely
knowledgeable and hungry for new ideas – something that’s always good
Best continued with his take on the state of data center architecture
and technologies: “It’s an exciting time for data center architects –
there’s a lot of innovation out there. But I can guarantee that nobody
can touch the price and performance of submersion cooling. We can
diminish the cost of data center construction to $4 per Watt or less.”
More than two years after its first production installation, Green
Revolution Cooling continues to deploy its CarnotJet™ submersion
cooling system to data centers worldwide.
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