Columbus, Ohio—Emerson Network Power's CoolFrame solution uses Liebert XD cooling technology to deliver direct cooling at the rack level for Egenera's BladeFrame EX system, also just introduced. It's the first time the Liebert XD technology has been thus applied, according to the company.
"Solving data center cooling issues effectively and efficiently requires server manufacturers and power and cooling specialists to work together to bring cooling closer to processing resources to increase cooling
capacity and flexibility," said Bob Bauer, group vice president and president of Liebert Worldwide. "The CoolFrame solution not only delivers the flexibility to deploy a high capacity cooling solution where and when needed, it demonstrates how the Liebert XD cooling
infrastructure can be adapted to deliver cooling directly to the rack."
The Liebert XD is a waterless cooling solution that delivers focused cooling through an infrastructure that includes a pumping unit or chiller and overhead piping system with quick-connect fixtures. Flexible piping connects Liebert XD cooling modules to the infrastructure, making it easy to add modules or reconfigure the system. In operation, two Liebert XD cooling modules are attached to the rear of Egenera's blade server system. A single pumping unit or chiller provides 160 kW liquid cooling capacity for up to eight BladeFrame EX systems.
Emerson says the CoolFrame solution will reduce heat dissipation in a BladeFrame EX system from as much as 20 kW to a maximum of 1,500 watts without impacting the performance of the 12 processor cores per square foot. At the same time, it will reduce costs for data center cooling in the BladeFrame EX environment by
up to 23 percent at maximum load.
Click here for additional product information. For additional information on Egenera's BladeFrame EX system, click here. The CoolFrame solution will be available by 2Q. No specific product pricing information is available. The company says the XD CoolFrame units add about $300 to $400 (3 to 4 percent) to a fully configured BladeFrame system if the infrastructure (chiller/pumping and piping) is already installed.
Emerson Network Power, 1-800-877-9222, www.liebert.com