December 9th, 2019 by Lyle Smith
Schneider Electric Announces Integrated Rack for Data Centers with Immersed, Liquid-Cooled IT
At this year’s Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference in Las Vegas, Schneider Electric has announced a partnership with Avnet and Iceotope to produce the industry’s first commercially-available integrated rack with chassis-based, immersive liquid cooling. The new solution uses a high-powered GPU server combined with Iceotope’s liquid cooling technology to increase energy efficiency and thus ideal for compute-intensive applications, such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine-learning algorithm training development.
Avnet was responsible for integrating the liquid-cooled server with Schneider Electric’s NetShelter liquid-cooled enclosure system, which allows for simple data center and edge computing deployment, says the company. In addition, Schneider Electric reveals that the system is EcoStruxure-Ready, as it is available the company’s next-gen data center management software, EcoStruxure IT Expert, and their digital service EcoStruxure Asset Advisor.
With liquid cooling, Schneider Electric indicates that users will benefit from greater efficiency, lower operating costs, smaller footprint, improved reliability, and near silent operation.
Avnet, Iceotope, and Schneider Electric are expected to expand the offering “as demand grows” and plan include other server OEMs into the partnership in the near future.