Aquarius Sets New Standards in Energy Efficiency and Cost of Operations.
The Aquarius design is an innovative departure from other nonimmersion liquid-cooled solutions that use liquid-cooled heat sinks. The Aquarius manifold and fixed cold plate design eliminates the possibility of leakage during compute servicing, as there are no plastic tubes or quick disconnects above or near the servers. The fixed cold plate and robust manifold design uses no dissimilar metals, eliminating the potential for ASHRAE water contamination.
The advanced water-cooled rack platform provides several competitive advantages:
• A near 50% energy savings on the overall server power envelope, allowing for the additional cost of the rack to be recovered within the first year of power savings
• A near zero failure rate due to providing thermal stability at semiconductor thermal junctions. This compares with expected failure rates of forced air-cooled servers at 4-8%
• A five-to-ten-times increase in server density, with up to two 2.5” HD or SSD drives at each node, supporting fully virtualized storage applications and hybridized storage approaches equally as well
• Up to an additional 5% increase in efficiency and reliability achievement by eliminating all fans and individual power supplies, and removing two of the most frequent points of failure, especially at scale
The Aquarius solution represents an order of magnitude improvement over even the most efficient forced air-cooled rack systems:
• Capable of cooling over 100 kW per rack, compared to the nearest competitive solution, at 40-50 kW per rack (also a more costly solution)
• Provides the densest solution available at 108 servers, compared to the nearest competitive solution, at 96 servers
• Offers 95% or better cooling efficiency by eliminating the need for cooling fans and inefficient individual server power supplies and by cooling all server components over 2 W (not just the CPUs and RAM).
Aquarius is by far the best-in-class liquid-cooled server, outperforming all competitors in density, efficiency, reliability, and TCO.