Schneider Electric has announced the availability of a liquid cooled EcoStruxure Modular Data Center All-In-One Module. The new prefabricated module, which is integrated by Avnet and has chassis-level precision immersion cooling from Iceotope, will allow the most CPU and GPU-intensive high-performance computing (HPC) edge applications to be deployed in harsh and remote situations.

This would enable real-time data to be processed faster with “better efficiency and lower latency” in industries ranging from industrial production and automotive sites to telecommunication, military, mining, oil and gas.

The new all-in-one data center module, which is housed in a 20’ ISO standard container, can carry a typical 60kW IT load, with IT capacity of up to 336kW available as a custom-made solution. An 80kW Galaxy VS 3-phase UPS, complete battery backup, fire protection, fully integrated heat rejection, and redundant cooling are also included in the data center system. Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IT software enables remote monitoring and management of both the physical environment and IT equipment.

Factory-Installed Equipment, PUE: 1.03

Photo Robert Bunger, Program Director, CTO Office, Schneider Electric
“The new All-In-One Liquid-Cooled Prefabricated Data Center Module meets the need to deploy compute-intensive processing power in a compact, secure and dedicated edge environment, which can be deployed almost anywhere in as little as six weeks,” said Robert Bunger, Program Director, CTO Office, Schneider Electric.

The liquid cooled all-in-one prefabricated data center module from Schneider Electric would provide a flexible and predictable solution with the same quality and functionality as a standard stick-built facility. It would allow for the design, construction, and installation of new data center capacity in a fraction of the time it takes to purchase and develop typical data center environments. From the start, all equipment is factory-installed and tested to guarantee dependable and predictable data center performance with less risk.

Schneider Electric’s new all-in-one data center module, which is designed for long-term operations, would combine efficiency with an ultra-low PUE of 1.15, with some sites already achieving a PUE of 1.03.

Liquid cooling minimizes the need for air handling equipment while also simplifying the cooling infrastructure and removing the necessity for fans. This has the twin benefit of cutting infrastructure energy use, increasing power available to the IT load, and boosting environmental reliability. It would also help simplify maintenance and service by obviating the need for electro-mechanical equipment, which must be upgraded and replaced on a regular basis.

Schneider Electric logoThe IT equipment is completely isolated from the data center environment and precision immersion-cooled in a sealed enclosure that is impervious to dust, gases, and humidity using Iceotope’s Ku:l 2 liquid-cooled chassis enclosures integrated with Schneider Electric’s NetShelter Liquid-Cooled rack system. Computing, storage, and networking devices are provided with an extra level of physical and I/O-connective protection, making them secure and tamper-proof.

“Today, demand for the most powerful CPUs and GPUs has risen in practically every IT application, while at the same time, competition for space has quickly become acute,” said Robert Bunger, Program Director, CTO Office, Schneider Electric. “The new All-In-One Liquid-Cooled Prefabricated Data Center Module meets the need to deploy compute-intensive processing power in a compact, secure and dedicated edge environment, which can be deployed almost anywhere in as little as six weeks.”

Reliability and Visibility for Remote Locations

  • Proactive monitoring and management with EcoStruxure IT Expert – Schneider Electric’’s DCIM software for edge, distributed IT, and data centers is open, interoperable, and vendor-agnostic.
  • Increased reliability through EcoStruxure Asset Advisor – Using this cloud-based remote monitoring solution, you may monitor, troubleshoot, and track site issues in real time.
  • Advanced Out of Band Management (OOBM) – offered via Avnet MaaXBoard single board computer with Redfish compatible API for IT equipment management even when servers are turned off or unresponsive.

Following their partnership with Iceotope and Avnet previously announced, Schneider Electric allows “enterprise grade” servers from a variety of OEMs to be integrated with chassis-level precision immersion cooling infrastructure prior to deployment. This would help speed up deployments and lower service risks associated with field installation of server equipment.

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