Asperitas, a young ‘clean tech’ company focused on delivering sustainable data center solutions, has won the TNO Piet de Jong innovation award for its Data Center in a Box solution with servers being submerged in oil. This annual award – honoring a former Dutch prime minister – provides Asperitas with recognition for its data center innovation efforts and its Immersed Computing® technology being developed.
The innovation award jury report compiled by TNO – a Dutch Organization for applied scientific research, is describing Immersed Computing® as an innovation “with the potential to contribute to technology development with environmental and societal impact.” Last week, the HostingJournalist.com editorial staff already spotted the company at a booth during Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon. Coming week we will publish the interview we had with one of their company executives.
Energy-Efficient Data Centers
The new data center technology developed by Asperitas, a company headquartered in the Netherlands with global operations, provides a fully integrated, end-to-end data center housing solution with power distribution, network switching, and cable management included. The Asperitas AIC24 – an enclosed and self-contained system – provides answers to current data center issues and challenges in the field of energy-consumption, densities and application performance.
This water-cooled oil-immersion data center system delivered by Asperitas does not take up that much space. Its footprint is rather small, actually. Besides that, it can be deployed anywhere almost instantly, as it is ‘plug and play’ and doesn’t require pre-installed infrastructure. Its highly modular features even allow for massive deployments of interconnected Immersed Computing systems.
Cloud Computing, HPC, Edge
Asperitas’ innovation would fit cloud computing, enterprise, edge data center, and High Performance Computing (HPC) use cases while enabling an energy reduction of up to 50 percent. Also data centers with already energy-efficient measures in place would be able to benefit from its energy-reducing features.
The jury of the Piet de Jong award also liked the possible reuse of IT energy through the deliverance of warm water. Asperitas’ data center technology would currently be able to return cooling water with temperatures up to 65 degrees Celsius.