“VIRTUALLY LIMITLESS COOLING, INDUSTRY LEADING EFFICIENCY, AND LOWER UPFRONT COST, MADE IT AN ABSOLUTE NO BRAINER FOR US.”

John Paul the Great Catholic University

Installation Details

  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Industry: Academic
  • Capacity: Undisclosed
  • Energy Savings: Server energy 20% – Cooling energy 90%
  • Highlight: OEM Component combination

The Challenge

John Paul Catholic University needed to have the ability to meet future demands of technology trends in the academic field. This meant that new super high density data servers would be necessary, but in a crowded downtown campus with limited space and funds, high performance computing would need to come with an economical price tag and small footprint.

The GRC Solution

GRC’s liquid immersion cooling technology gave JPCU the ability to add server capacity in a previously unconditioned space and adopt more powerful high density hardware without the concerns of traditional cooling capacity and costs. The combination of industry standard components from Supermicro and limitless cooling capacity of GRC’s immersion cooling system resulted in a data cluster on the leading edge of performance and efficiency.

Results

By installing the ICEraQ system, JPGU realized these benefits:

  • Server energy savings of 20%
  • Cooling energy savings of 90%
  • Minimized upfront construction costs
  • Utilized previously unused vacant campus space
  • The ability to cool over 100kW per rack
  • Economical immersion-optimized servers built in partnership with Supermicro

A Closer Look:

Testimonials:

““Virtually limitless cooling, industry leading efficiency, and lower upfront cost, made it an absolute no brainer for us, the ability to cool over 100kW [per rack] effectively and efficiently, gives us the ability to be more responsive to future technology trends and adopt more powerful hardware without concerns of cooling capacity and costs. Being a downtown campus every square inch counts, so the ability to pack equipment more densely is a huge win.”

— Kevin Meziere, VP of Technology at JPCU

About John Paul Catholic University:

John Paul Catholic University is an applied learning community where student creativity is nurtured and their imagination is cultivated, while immersed in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, and are formed to Impact Culture for Christ. Catholic ethical, moral, and social values are at the core of the university.

jpcatholic.edu

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