HAARLEM, Netherlands, June 12, 2019 — Immersed Computing solution provider Asperitas is partnering with datacenter providers in various countries in Europe to provide high performance computing facilities based on the unique benefits of their liquid cooled high density compute solutions. During ISC 2019 in Frankfurt Asperitas will showcase three of such partnerships, with coolDC (UK), Bytesnet (NL) and Cloudnautic (DE).
For HPC users Asperitas is offering fully integrated high density compute solutions for CPU and GPU workloads designed, optimized and certified for immersion together with partners like Boston. During ISC 2018 the first solutions developed in partnership with Boston were presented and the partnerships with the HPC datacenter providers on this year’s show is a logical next step towards offering fully turnkey and managed HPC solutions and services.
Each provider is operating datacenter facilities which are all ready to operate and in some cases specifically designed for the liquid cooled Immersed Computing solutions and concepts with a specific capability to house high density, performance and efficient compute. Immersed Computing is offering a high value regarding sustainability and the datacenter providers operate some of the most efficient sustainable datacenters in Europe.
All solutions provided by Asperitas can be warm water cooled and offer 100% of IT energy ready for reuse. The Immersed Computing technology developed by Asperitas is offering benefits throughout the full datacenter value chain, from massive floorspace reduction, construction simplicity, practical no overhead energy up to high heat reuse potential. Asperitas is aiming to make use of the full potential of the technology with the HPC datacenter provider partnerships.
HPC datacenter partners
Bytesnet is a datacenter provider with two locations in The Netherlands offering a liquid cooled facility in Groningen which is energy efficient, capable of housing high density compute and there is the opportunity to connect to several heat reuse possibilities locally with district heating developments in the area. Bytesnet is offering HPC as a service to public and private organizations with their consortium partners including Asperitas.
Cloudnautic is a datacenter provider to be launched in the second half of 2019, in Germany. Fully focused on HPC and specifically on AI applications. The modular facility design is based on Immersed Computing and will be supplied with wind-generated renewable power from a local wind farm. Energy storage services will provide backup power and with heat reuse possibilities nearby Cloudnautic is aiming to achieve one of the most efficient and sustainable datacenters in Germany. For HPC users from the German industry their facility could offer a real alternative to the Nordics.
coolDC is a newly built datacenter provider located in the Lincoln Science and Technology Park with a design fully based on liquid cooling and with an Immersed Computing system deployed already for one of their customers. coolDC recently won several awards for their energy efficiency and sustainability achievements including a European Code of Conduct award.
OCP meeting point at ISC
Asperitas is co-lead of the Advanced Cooling Solutions workgroup (part of Rack and Power) in the Open Compute Project (OCP) community and leading the immersion cooling activities since 2018. Recently the first deliverable from this workgroup, the first industry guidelines and standards on immersion cooling have been presented within a whitepaper. During ISC 2019 Asperitas is facilitating the OCP meeting point at their booth due to an increase in interest in the Advanced Cooling Solutions activities within the HPC community. For questions or more information on OCP or Advanced Cooling Solutions OCP members and non-members are welcome to approach the Asperitas team.
Asperitas is a clean and high-tech company founded in 2014 in Haarlem, The Netherlands. We launched our first solution in 2017, after an extensive R&D phase with an ecosystem of cutting edge partners. Immersed Computing is the concept driving the innovative Asperitas solutions. This concept is based on total liquid cooling also known as immersion cooling and is fully ready to support the highest global datacenter standards. Asperitas has won several European awards for the innovation level and potential impact of the solutions, including the Europas Greentech 2018 award, Global Changemaker award, the New Energy Challenge organised by Shell and has been recently shortlisted for the Europas Cleantech 2019 award. We believe in thinking differently, with responsibility towards the future energy footprint and therefore contributing to a better world.