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Leeds University to Test Benefits of Liquid Cooling on Cloud-based Algorithms

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:17am
CoolIT Systems

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada – A new collaboration between CoolIT Systems, Canada, and the Schools of Computing and Mechanical Engineering at University of Leeds has been set up to analyze the influence of proximity liquid cooling on cloud-based workload algorithms. The University, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-intensive universities, has previously received awards for analysis and development of Green IT solutions.

The Rack DCLC (Direct Contact Liquid Cooling) system is being installed at the University to support research into energy-efficient aspects of data centers, by combing the research expertise from two disciplines to understand the interaction of cloud scheduling algorithms (extensively tested on Google datasets) with a fine controlled direct contact liquid cooling methodology.

The 45U Rack DCLC is located in the new University of Leeds energy building, which is a hub of energy-efficient technology research, including studies of the re-use of low-grade heat from data centers, a technology that is feasible with liquid-based cooling solutions such as the Rack DCLC.

“Working with a prestigious University that is equipped to truly quantify the benefits of liquid cooling is very exciting, “ said Geoff Lyon, CEO & CTO CoolIT Systems. “We are proud to be selected for this important work and anticipate that the results will showcase the energy saving impact that liquid cooling can deliver for real world installations.”

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