Cascade Technologies Doubles Compute Capacity within Existing Racks by Deploying CoolIT Systems Direct Liquid Cooling
Solution Overcomes Heat and Noise Barriers to Expansion
Calgary, AB. March 21, 2016 – CoolIT Systems, the world leader in direct contact liquid cooling (DCLC) technologies for data centers, servers and desktops, announced today it has enabled Cascade Technologies to increase their compute density by 2.5 times within their existing floor space, rack space and air conditioning capacity by deploying liquid cooling.
Cascade, a Palo Alto, CA based consulting firm for advanced fluid dynamics, required a significant increase in onsite computing power to handle the setup and testing of their complex simulations. This computing upgrade project was limited to existing floor space and Cascade wanted to add this density without additional expensive air-conditioning investments. Further requirements including a reduction in noise levels and operating costs facilitated Cascades decision to elect a direct contact liquid cooling (DCLC) solution from CoolIT Systems.
The upgraded Cascade cluster now combines over one hundred Dell C6100 dual processor servers across two racks with CoolIT Systems Rack DCLC heat exchanger solutions to manage the server heat. As a result, the solutions allow Cascade to double the density of their existing racks without needing more space or AC. Cascade selected two Rack DCLC™ CHx40 Modules with centralized pumping to provide liquid cooling to the dual processors. The CHx40 units can manage 40kW of cooling capacity per rack providing Cascade with more than enough capacity for their compute needs today and in the future.
The install was completed in October of 2015.
“Partnering with CoolIT Systems solved our key requirements of more compute density without having to expand our floor space or AC capacity,” said Frank Ham, CEO at Cascade Technologies. “The liquid cooled solution surpasses our efficiency goals, allows us to pack a lot of compute into a small environment, and is impressively quiet.”
“CoolIT Systems is ecstatic to have provided Cascade Technologies with a liquid cooled solution that enables 2.5 times the compute capacity that they previously had access to without adding more chillers,” said Geoff Lyon, CEO & CTO at CoolIT Systems. “When it comes to building highly efficient reliable computers, liquid cooling has become the leading technology to achieving maximum performance, efficiency and density.”
About Cascade Technologies
Cascade Technologies, Inc. develops, markets and supports high fidelity Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis tools for engineering applications across industries. The company grew out of a need to bridge between fundamental research in LES and its application in industries. The team consists of PhDs with deep experience in fluid and thermal sciences, physical modeling, numerical analysis, high-performance computing and computer science. Many are alumni of Stanford University’s Center for Turbulence Research, and the DOE’s Advanced Simulation and Computing programs at Stanford. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.cascadetechnologies.com.
About CoolIT Systems, Inc.
CoolIT Systems, Inc. is the world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) for the Data Center, Server and Desktop markets. As an experienced innovator with 50 patents and more than 2 million liquid cooling units deployed, CoolIT brings a wealth of design, engineering, and manufacturing knowledge to the table. CoolIT’s Rack DCLC™ platform is a modular, rack-based, advanced cooling solution that allows for dramatic increases in rack densities, component performance, and power efficiencies. The technology can be deployed with any server and in any rack making it a truly flexible solution that allows for an edge in today’s highly competitive marketplace. For more information visit www.coolitsystems.com.