SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY’S 1st INTEGRATED RACK WITH IMMERSED, LIQUID-COOLED IT FOR DATA CENTRES

Publishing Date: Dec 10, 2019

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PRESS RELEASE:  London, United Kingdom – Schneider Electric, Iceotope and Avnet have jointly announced the industry’s first commercially-available integrated rack with chassis-based, immersive liquid cooling.

This first-of-its-kind liquid-cooled solution is ideal for applications such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine-learning algorithm training development, where high compute demands more energy use. In a recent report published by Gartner, liquid cooling was identified as a technology to watch. Analyst Henrique Cecci advised data centre operators “maximise cooling energy efficiencies by employing modern liquid cooling solutions.” Liquid cooling offers greater efficiency, lower operating costs, smaller footprint, increased reliability, and nearly silent operation despite the high-power density of the GPUs. Avnet, Iceotope, and Schneider Electric plan to expand the offering as demand grows by welcoming other server OEMs into the partnership.

Optimised for compute-intensive applications, the solution combines a high-powered GPU server with Iceotope’s liquid cooling technology to increase energy efficiency. Avnet integrates the liquid-cooled server with Schneider Electric’s NetShelter liquid-cooled enclosure system for simple deployment into data centres or edge computing environments. The system is EcoStruxure™ Ready since the solution is available with next generation data centre management software, EcoStruxure IT Expert and our digital service EcoStruxure Asset Advisor.  The joint solution was unveiled at the Schneider Electric booth (#510) at Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference in Las Vegas.

“Schneider Electric is committed to making data centres more sustainable and liquid cooling is a very compelling approach,” said Kevin Brown, CTO and SVP of Innovation, Secure Power, Schneider Electric, who is presenting on liquid cooling at the Gartner conference. “This latest development marks a significant step toward industrialising chassis-based immersion solutions which offer the efficiency and effectiveness of tanks based solutions while providing the compatibility and serviceability of more traditional, ‘direct-to-chip’ liquid-cooling designs.  Given the growth of compute-intensive applications, we believe this approach is very promising.”

For more information about liquid cooling technologies, their application to data centre and edge computing environments, and to inquire about this new integrated, liquid-cooled rack solution, please visit this liquid cooling information page.

You can read the full press release here.

About Schneider Electric:

At Schneider, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.

We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centres, Infrastructure and Industries.

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Media Contact: Damien Wells, Spa Communications for Schneider Electric +44 (0) 1892 511413 / dwells@spacomms.com

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