Japanese Telco Leader KDDI Invents Immersion Cooling Small Data Center with GIGABYTE
Japanese telco giant KDDI Corporation has invented a new class of data centers that are mobile and eco-friendly. These “container-type immersion cooling small data centers” will employ “single-phase immersion cooling” to reduce power consumption by 43% and lower the PUE below 1.07. GIGABYTE Technology drew from its years of experience in the telco sector to provide the R282-Z93 and R182-Z91 Rack Servers for KDDI to use as the management and GPU computing nodes in the data center. KDDI benefits from the servers’ powerful 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs, the scalable, high-density configuration of NVIDIA® GPUs in small form factors, and the servers’ optimized compatibility with the liquid-based data center cooling solution. GIGABYTE’s participation in KDDI’s project is in line with GIGABYTE’s long-term CSR and ESG efforts, which are focused on working with global industry leaders to “Upgrade Your Life” with high tech while building a greener, more sustainable environment for our future.
KDDI’s “container-type immersion cooling small data center” is a micro data center housed within a 12ft shipping container. The servers within are cooled with the revolutionary “single-phase immersion cooling” technology, which can help the data center reduce power consumption by 43% and lower the PUE below 1.07.
Going Green on the Edge with GIGABYTE’s Industry-Leading Rack Servers
Unlike “two-phase immersion cooling” (which GIGABYTE also provides), “single-phase immersion cooling” cycles the coolant out to a CDU, which transfers the thermal energy to a chilled water loop. KDDI estimates that its prototype data center only consumes around 3.5kVA of energy for cooling, compared to 50kVA for computing.
Server Products: Powerful Processors in Scalable, Highly Dense Small Form Factors
GIGABYTE provided the R282-Z93 and R182-Z91 Rack Servers to KDDI, for use as the management and GPU computing nodes in its container-type immersion cooling small data center. The 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs and NVIDIA® A100 and T4 GPUs contained within offer KDDI the processing power it needs to offer a variety of services for customers.
Expert Knowledge: Optimizing the Servers for Immersion Cooling
Before shipping the servers to Japan, GIGABYTE optimized the R282-Z93 and R182-Z91 for immersion cooling. GIGABYTE’s wealth of experience in the field of data center cooling, coupled with its in-depth understanding of the telco industry, enables it to help KDDI achieve the vision of micro data centers that utilize immersion cooling.
The Future of Data Centers: Mobile, Eco-Friendly, Immersion Cooling
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Processors based on the ARM architecture, an alternative to the mainstream x86 architecture, is gradually making the leap from mobile devices to servers and data centers. In this Tech Guide, GIGABYTE Technology, an industry leader in high-performance server solutions, recounts how ARM was developed. We also explain the various benefits of ARM processors and recommend ARM servers for different sectors and applications.
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Besides the central processing unit (CPU), the graphics processing unit (GPU) is also an important part of a high-performing server. Do you know how a GPU works and how it is different from a CPU? Do you know the best way to make them work together to deliver unrivalled processing power? GIGABYTE Technology, an industry leader in server solutions that support the most advanced processors, is pleased to present our latest Tech Guide. We will explain the differences between CPUs and GPUs; we will also introduce GIGABYTE products that will help you inject GPU computing into your server rooms and data centers.
Semiconductor Giant Selects GIGABYTE’s Two-Phase Immersion Cooling Solution
GIGABYTE Technology has built a “two-phase immersion cooling solution” for one of Taiwan’s foremost semiconductor giants, to be used in its sustainable, future-proof “green HPC data centers”. Not only does the solution boost the performance of HPC processors by over 10%—which is crucial for the nanometer process technology used in IC foundries—it also reduces data center power consumption by 30% and lowers PUE below 1.08, which turns it into a role model of green computing that may be replicated in data centers around the world. This exemplary project demonstrates how GIGABYTE can support its clients’ CSR, ESG, and SDGs-related initiatives, and how GIGABYTE is working tirelessly to “Upgrade Your Life” with high tech while protecting our environment.
Setting the Record Straight: What is HPC? A Tech Guide by GIGABYTE
The term HPC, which stands for high performance computing, gets thrown around a lot nowadays, as server solutions become more and more ubiquitous. It is running the risk of becoming a catchall phrase: anything that is “HPC” must be the right choice for your computing needs. You may be wondering: what exactly are the benefits of HPC, and is HPC right for you? GIGABYTE Technology, an industry leader in high-performance servers, presents this tech guide to help you understand what HPC means on both a theoretical and a practical level. In doing so, we hope to help you evaluate if HPC is right for you, while demonstrating what GIGABYTE has to offer in the field of HPC.
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