Data centers around the globe are being mandated to simultaneously increase energy efficiency, consolidate operations and reduce costs. Asetek has leveraged its expertise as the world-leading provider of liquid cooling systems to create solutions for data centers around the globe. Working in tandem with its RackCDU™ hot water liquid cooling system, Asetek’s D2C™ (Direct-to-Chip) removes up to 80% of the heat from the data center while ISAC™ (In-Server Air Conditioning) removes 100%. This report takes a closer look at how Asetek’s solutions address these mandates by providing energy savings, cost savings, density increases, and noise reduction.
- ENERGY SAVINGS. With the explosive growth of cloud computing, data center cooling is one of the world’s fastest-growing energy problems. Most data centers rely on air conditioners for cooling by blowing cold air through each server to remove the heat. This method of cooling is extremely inefficient and results in spending as much energy cooling a data center as running the actual hardware. Luckily, there is a better way. Asetek’s data center cooling technology has the ability to reduce global data center energy consumption by up to 50 billion kilowatt-hours annually, equaling the output of almost six nuclear power plants, leading to a savings of more than $10bn per year.
- COST SAVINGS. Asetek is changing the paradigm of liquid cooling for data centers by making it cost-effective for all data centers, not just the small handful of enormous supercomputers that use it today. No matter how good for the environment a given technology might be, the fact is that most data center are being asked to reduce costs. The cost of an Asetek data center liquid cooling system can typically be repaid within a period of less than 12 months through a combination of energy, equipment and maintenance savings.
- DENSITY INCREASES. Increasing the density per rack, and for the data center as a whole, enables a data center operator to obtain the most compute power in as little space as possible. Asetek makes deploying high-density racks more practical at a data center scale while simultaneously reducing data center cooling energy consumption. Density is particularly important in HPC and supercomputing applications where large numbers of servers work simultaneously on the same problem.
- NOISE REDUCTION. As more and more servers are added to the data center, the number of fans to keep them cool also increases. Unfortunately, with fans comes noise. With Asetek’s data center liquid cooling solutions, data centers that were previously above noise thresholds can now operate within safe noise levels. The reason this is possible is because Asetek’s efficient liquid cooling enables fans to spin much slower (leading to an 8-10% power savings in the process). Slower fans translate into lower noise, making data centers quieter, safer and more productive places to work.