Last week at ISC 2015, Fujitsu rolled out new Primergy systems using the company’s Cool-Central Liquid Cooling Solution. Based on Asetek technology, Cool-Central reduces cooling costs by up to 50 percent.
The new liquid cooled FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY CX400 M1 and its cluster nodes maximize compute density with up to 160 Intel Xeon processors and 1280 memory modules per standard rack. With resulting Wattages of over 30 kW per rack, liquid cooling plays a vital role in keeping the data center within an acceptable temperature range. In fact, Fujitsu anticipates that high density servers will reach more than 50 kW per rack by 2016 and so is putting in place today the modular and expandible technology that its customers will increasingly need in the future.
According to Fujitsu, a typical data center today uses up to 40 percent of its power for cooling, which makes higher efficiency key to achieving lower datacenter operating costs. Fujitsu’s Cool-Central Liquid Cooling Solution significantly increases the tangible financial savings offered by liquid cooling technology to a far broader range of customers around the world. In addition to maximizing rack density and lowering cooling and power costs, a much smaller investment is needed for building new data centers using liquid cooling as compared to traditional air-cooled infrastructures. What’s more, overall energy consumption can be further reduced, as waste heat in the form of 60 degrees C / 140 degrees F hot water can easily be recycled to heat or cool offices, homes, or other facilities.
Fujitsu is revolutionizing data center design, and is the first major vendor to deliver direct-to-chip liquid cooling for more efficient building and operation of scale-out data centers,” said Uwe Romppel, Head of Product Management Server at Fujitsu. “Achieving a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) close to 1.0 shows optimized use of energy in the data center. The Fujitsu Cool-Central Liquid Cooling Solution will enable our customers to achieve a PUE of as low as 1.06, while also simplifying the recycling of heat waste for use elsewhere.”
In partnership with Denmark-headquartered Asetek, Fujitsu is delivering innovative hot water, direct-to-chip, data center liquid cooling technology which removes heat from ‘hot spots’ like central processing units, graphics processing units, and memory modules within servers, using an all-liquid path and ejecting the heat into ambient outdoor air without chilling.
Asetek’s agreement with Fujitsu to become an Original Equipment Manufacturer based on our RackCDU D2C liquid cooling technology further improves Fujitsu’s significant ability to provide solutions for world-class data center efficiency and reduced operating costs,” said André Sloth Eriksen, founder and CEO of Asetek. “With its global reach and industry position, Fujitsu is poised to amplify the adoption of our market-leading liquid cooling technology to data centers worldwide. We view this announcement as a major milestone for Asetek and its stakeholders, and our first joint deal under this arrangement is already the largest ever single order for our RackCDU products.”
The new Cool-Central Liquid Cooling Solutions (FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY CX400 M1 and CX2550 M1 and CX2570 M1 cluster nodes) are already available on a project basis, with general global availability planned for September 2015.