The technology driving the solutions Immersed Computing®

We deliver plug and play solutions for cloud service providers, enterprise IT, emerging tech developers and HPC datacentres anywhere. High density and high performance compute powered with award-winning Immersed Computing® technology.

Immersed Computing®
clean and hightech combined

Immersed Computing®, a unique Asperitas technology concept, enables sustainable and high density datacentres anywhere they are needed to run your applications. Our fully integrated, contained and liquid cooled solutions include fully immersed application centric server platforms optimised for synergy and performance. Immersed Computing® enables record breaking densities, warm water cooling and performance boosting of platform.

Immersed Computing®
Future ready model for datacentres

Immersed Computing® has been developed to address global datacentre challenges regarding sustainability, efficiency and flexibility and goes far beyond just technology. It embraces the most efficient model for operating IT, total liquid cooling, which reduces the energy footprint of IT by eliminating overhead energy. It allows for warm water cooling which provides even more energy savings on cooling installations. The ability of liquid capturing all the IT energy and the combination with warm water cooling enables solutions ready for heat reuse.

Immersed Computing® includes an optimised way of work, highly flexible deployment opportunities, the ability to adapt next generation hardware components and drastic simplification of datacentre design. Offering great advantages on all levels of any datacentre value chain from design to platform operation.

Designed for reliability

The AIC24 is designed to ensure the highest possible continuity for your IT. Total immersion ensures no oxygen gets in touch with the IT components, preventing oxidation. Thermal shock is greatly reduced due to the high heat capacity of liquid. The immersed environment only has minor temperature fluctuations, greatly reducing stress by thermal expansion on micro electronics. These factors eliminate the root cause for most of the physical degradation of micro electronics over time.

Find out how Immersed Computing® will bring the datacentre industry to a new era.

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Immersed Computing®, unique elements

sustainable Natural convection driven

All of the Asperitas solutions are driven by natural convection to circulate the dielectric liquid for heat transfer. Pumps are not needed for this purpose and it results in solutions without moving mechanical components and overhead energy. All of the solutions we develop are optimised for optimal flow and heat transfer.

sustainable Monitoring & Control

A unique sensor based intelligence layer is an integrated element in Immersed Computing® solutions. Offering a realtime monitoring and management system for users giving insight in the most critical performance metrics and trends of each deployed system. A thermal 3D image of the internal environment of each system is available for remote management.

sustainable Clean & Safe operation

Automatic lifting of cassettes for placement and removal of cassettes without interaction with the oil. Service stand for clean servicing of individual servers. Transport capability for 12 cassettes, 8 switches with the semi-automated service trolley. Integrated consumables which are specialised for operating wet equipment. Integrated leak protection such as trays, sump and drain. Integrated oil polishing system. ESD safe.

Flexible deployment

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Hyperscale efficiency, any scale.

Plug & Play
Each Immersed Computing® solution is Plug-And-Play. A single system requires only power, access to a water loop and data connectivity to operate. Combined with its silent workings, these limited requirements enable high flexibility in deployment sites and scenarios for the Immersed Computing® solutions.

Stackable & modular
A single water loop can be shared across multiple modules and modules can be placed back-to-back and side-to-side. Since there is no air required for the system to operate, large rows of interconnected systems can be placed in relatively small spaces.

New datacentre sites
Immersed Computing® solutions allows datacentres to go to places which were inaccessible before. Whether it is an expansion of the existing datacentre space, inside an office building or closer to the edge of the network like a rural area. This opens up possibilities to integrate IT into other industrial processes to address the global need for energy efficiency.

Immersed Computing®, unique elements

  • Datacentre build
  • Datacentre facilities
  • Datacentre operations
  • IT hardware
  • Software

Reduced floorspace
Compared to an average air cooled cloud datacentre, the AIC24 can facilitate 5-10 times as much density.

No raised floors
Raised floors and isle separation schemes are no longer required.

Flexible deployment The physical location of the datacentre becomes less challenging with the AIC24. Since there is no noise, datacentres can be built closer to the edge.

Minimised cooling installations The minimised cooling requirements of the AIC24 result in smaller, simplified and cheaper cooling installations.

Minimised power systems The emergency no-break power systems can be minimised to the lower power requirements for IT and cooling systems.

Less IT failures Immersed Computing® eliminates the root cause of most electronic component failures.

Reduced facility maintenance Downsized cooling and power requirements also reduce the amount of maintenance on these systems. Depending on the scenario 15% less maintenance is feasible.

Go full performance all the time Immersed Computing® allows the CPU to run at full performance continuously, increasing the average performance by up to 40%.

Reduced OS and CPU licenses Because of the smaller number of physical servers and components there are less OS or CPU licenses required.

There is more…

The Asperitas Universal Cassette

The Asperitas Universal Cassettes, or AUCs are optimised for natural flow of oil. The mounting positions and quantity of ports can be customised to facilitate any type of IT. Multiple mainboards can be used within a single cassette and the only limitation for hardware sizing is the internal dimension of the cassette. The AUC design is open and available for hardware designers, including design guidelines for Immersed Computing®.

Redundant power distribution

Each module can integrate up to 4 specially designed Power Distribution Units (PDUs). Two on each side, allowing fully redundant power to each cassette. The PDUs are fully manageable (Schleifenbauer) and are fed from the main redundant powerfeed which is integrated in the AIC24.

Choose any IT

The AIC24 can accommodate any server type as long as it fits in a 1U cassette. Servers for the AIC24 consist of IT components like mainboards with components attached, power supplies and storage. These components are installed in the specialised and standardised Asperitas Universal Cassettes.

Integrated universal networking

Universal Switching Cassettes are positioned in the centre of the AIC24. These cassettes can contain any type of 1U switch, which commonly allows for 96 Ethernet ports to be distributed across the cassettes. In addition to this integrated network, up to 4 additional air-cooled switches can be positioned on the outer hull with optional 19″ brackets.

Accessible and clean IT

Combined with the service trolley, all IT in the system is fully accessible at all times. Automatic lifting ensures minimal handling of wet gear and ensures a clean work environment.

Optimised cable management

All serviceable cabling is dry and above the liquid. Everything within the module is arranged for optimal cable management and each connector or outlet is positioned directly adjacent to the cassette it services. There are standardised cable lengths for each type of cable which ensures an organised and manageable system.

Fully protected, with integrated monitoring and control systems

sustainable Oil level sensors

Monitor the optimal oil level for natural convection circulation.

sustainable Overheating Protection

Powers down the PDUs in case of cooling failure and overheating.

sustainable Flow and temperature sensors

Monitor the cooling water supply and incoming and outgoing temperatures.

sustainable Light projections in an integrated statusbar

Show the health status with the safety and control system.

specifications

Requirements

Only basic infrastructure requirements: water, power and data, and can be set up anywhere. Power: 3-phase 400V/32A single/redundant. Water: 0,6 kg/sec. Data: Any copper based backbone cable.

Dimensions

Compatible footprint: The AIC24 is designed to be compatible with existing raised data floors. Footprint: 1200×600 mm or 2 data floor tiles. Weight: Max 18 kN/m2 (static load). Total dimensions: 1200x720x1500/2800 mm (lid closed and opened).

Capacity

Integrated PDUs: Each immersed IT component is powered by manageable and metered PDUs. Each outlet can be managed and controlled separately by built-in Schleifenbauer controllers. Convection Drives®: Two specially designed Convection Drives® for forced water and natural flow of oil, are capable of transferring 24 kW of heat from the oil while keeping all the IT components at allowable operating temperatures. Maximised IT capacity: The Asperitas Universal Cassette can contain multiple physical servers. Each module accommodates 24 AUC’s, as well as 2 Universal Switching Cassettes. This currently adds up to 48 immersed servers and 2 immersed switches.

Liquid

The dielectric liquid we use is medicinal quality oil and is the same product as vaseline, although with a different viscosity. It is commonly used in household materials, medicines and lubricants. Medicinal oils are manufactured by all oil companies. Asperitas preferred partner is Shell for deployments and quality monitoring.

Plug & Play

The AIC24 has only basic infrastructure requirements: water, power and data, and can be set up anywhere.

  • Power 3-phase 400V/32A single/redundant
  • Water 0,6 kg/sec
  • Data Any copper based backbone cable

Compatible footprint

The AIC24 is designed to be compatible with existing raised data floors.

  • Footprint 1200×600 mm or 2 data floor tiles
  • Weight Max 18 kN/m2 (static load)
  • Total dimensions 1200x720x1500/2800 mm (lid closed and opened)

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