Incooling Collaborates with GIGABYTE to Develop a New Class of Two-Phase Liquid Cooled Servers

January 14, 2020 | 11:56
Incooling Collaborates with GIGABYTE to Develop a New Class of Two-Phase Liquid Cooled Servers
Incooling Collaborates with GIGABYTE to Develop a New Class of Two-Phase Liquid Cooled Servers
As the requirement for greater computing power in applications such as high performance computing, artificial intelligence, scientific simulation and financial trading is growing, air cooling of these systems is becoming ever more problematic, consuming more energy and causing greater damage to the environment. Since liquid is a much more efficient method of cooling than air, GIGABYTE is investing more research and development into liquid cooling technology, and co-operating with a variety of industry partners to offer servers equipped with different types of liquid cooling solutions.

GIGABYTE is now pleased to announce another new partnership with cooling technology provider Incooling, who has adopted GIGABYTE’s overclockable R161 Series server platform as the test-bed and prototype model for a new class of two-phase liquid cooled overclockable servers designed for the high frequency trading market.

True Innovations Only Come Together with Truly Innovative Partners
"We are very excited to be able to collaborate with GIGABYTE because we know that true innovations only come together with truly innovative partners. GIGABYTE not only makes best in class products but are also able to push the boundaries on multiple technology frontiers. These capabilities come together in their R161 series server, sporting both a highly modular and flexible system design for easy customization as well as excellent power delivery and custom overclocking BIOS capabilities that allow us to fully exploit the potential of phase change cooling.’’ said Rudie Verweij, CEO at Incooling.

“We are always looking into new cooling technologies that help our customers push the boundaries of performance and efficiency in their data centers. Incooling offers a unique solution, different from others in the market place, and we are looking forward to working with them to see what new possibilities we can achieve using our servers together with their cutting edge two-phase cooling technology” said Mike Chang, Thermal R&D Manager at GIGABYTE.

Turbocharged Cooling
Incooling’s technology is capable of pushing temperatures far below the traditional data center air temperatures, unlocking a new class of turbocharged servers. It does this by leveraging specialized refrigerants using phase-change cooling, inside a pressure-controlled loop. This is a highly efficient method that allows exchange of the heat from the chip with the datacenter air with far less thermal resistance.  Coupled with the R161 overclockable server from GIGABYTE, Incooling’s solutions are able to push performance further than ever before. First system tests showed up to 20°C lower core temperatures contributing up to 10% increase in boost clock-speed whilst lowering total power draw by 200 watts.

Continuous R&D efforts will focus on further pushing these boundaries but it’s not all just about raw performance increase. In the near future, Incooling is planning to adopt their cooling technology for other types of GIGABYTE server systems such as its H-Series multi-node servers for high performance computing and G-Series GPU servers for artificial intelligence. This will further contribute towards reducing the currently excessively high energy consumption in servers that are using the highest powered CPUs or GPUs.
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