ICEtank™ Immersion Cooled Modular Data Center Overview
Immersion cooling enables a couple of things that traditional cooling does not enable.
Its extraordinary energy efficiency
We’ve been doing modular data centers for the Air Force for some time. At the conclusion of the 3-year study they did, they concluded that they were saving 41% of their total energy cost for those modular data centers when compared to their traditional air-cooled data centers. The second item is how
It protects your most expensive and valuable assets – the servers that are actually being immersed in our system.
We call this part of the environmental resilience because when you immerce these in the coolant, they are now protected from any airborne particulates, from humidity, oxidation, you remove the fans so you don’t have fan vibration. So when you think about it in the context of Edge Computing, now you have a system that you can deploy on the edge that has a great environmental resilience for harsh environments.
We’ve been building these modular data centers for quite some time, and what that’s done for our customers,anyway, it has enabled us to provide a broad range of configurations depending on what the customer’s needs are. You can choose whatever rack density you want, 25-100kw, dumb or intelligent PDU’s, integrated UPSs or discreet UPS in gensets.
There are multiple ways for you to reject the heat out of the modular data center whether that’s with traditional evap cooling towers, or a dry cooler, or a hybrid cooler. When you can mix and match all of those things, it gives you a lot of flexibility to meet your requirements. And you can do it in a very cost effective way. Typically our systems are a dollar to three dollars a watt depending on how complex your configuration is.
For GRC, this is not new technology, we have been doing this for 10 years now. What that ten years gets you is a lot of deployments, we’ve done them in over 13 countries now, with customers who are helping us to continue to mature and advance the product.
We have a very mature product line. Customers who bring our product into their environment know that it is extremely reliable and have the confidence in deploying it. And, most importantly, it enables them to save time and money.