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November 30, 2018

The Evolution of Data Center Cooling

The Origin of Data Center Cooling

What we refer to as Data Centers today, started out as computer rooms in the 60’s to house the first mainframe computers. While computers and servers evolved quickly over the years, an evolution of the Data Center itself per se and more specifically the cooling was not really necessary as the evolution in computing also brought significant innovations that allowed (apart from a few notable exceptions such as the CRAY 2 in 1985) denser computing and continued cooling with air and fans.

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November 2, 2018

From Europe to Middle East to Africa

October 2018. Submer is Everywhere!

October has been an especially busy month for Submer. We have had Submeriens (a slightly contrived collective noun!) at up to three distinct events at the same time. This is quite huge for us, a company that came out of R&D in March 2018!

With this post, we just wanted to give you a taste of the events we attended. So, let’s have a look at what took us around the world this month!

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October 17, 2018

Carbon Credits

Why Should We Care

We were curious about Carbon Credits and whether we should understand them. Would they be of benefit to our partners/customers or even to us? We asked our intrepid reporter, Matteo Mezzanotte, to look into the topic to find out for us! A slight word of warning, this topic is a little heavier than most in our blog, but we promise, there’s some great information within for all. Now, over to the illustrious Matteo!!!

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September 27, 2018

OCP Regional Summit

Submer Joins OCP

October will be a really exciting month for Submer! Our team will be on the road to conferences about everything that moves around the IT and cooling world. We will also take part in conventions to present the SmartPods to the international audience. Next week, Submer Technologies will be in Amsterdam for the inaugural regional summit of the Open Compute Project (OCP).

The Open Compute Project’s mission is to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs for scalable computing. These designs are then shared among companies, including Facebook, IBM, Intel, Nokia, Google, Microsoft, Seagate Technology, Dell, Rackspace, Cisco, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, Lenovo and Alibaba Group.

Daniel Pope, co-founder and CEO of Submer says that: “Submer is a true believer in the OCP model and strategy for high density computing. Combining the OCP model together with immersion cooling will empower the future of HPC by delivering unprecedented density and efficiency way above the 100 kW/rack mark.”

Pol Valls Soler, co-founder of Submer, explains the decision to join the Open Compute Project: “This is why Submer is taking part as a OCP Member in the newly created Advanced Cooling Solutions subproject. This subgroup is tasked with defining the blueprints and standards around OCP equipment in immersion cooling by working closely together with ODM’s (Original Design Manufacturers), other immersion vendors and end users, Submer already has designs and prototypes for OCP-ready immersion cooling SmartPods that are being validated with the subgroup and rolled-out during this year.”

September 27, 2018

Submer & FlexiScale

ASmartPod in the Land of Albion

September is usually the month when everybody goes back to his/her normal life, after some time off for vacation. Everything start anew: school, work, etc.
We, at Submer, never stop working, not even during summer (okay, some of us did take deservedly some days off). A lot of planning and testing is being done to prepare the new version of the SmartPod, Submer’s Immersion Cooling solution.
A very exciting season is about to start, lots of events are on schedule and we are already warming up to get off on the right foot.

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September 20, 2018

5 Myths about Immersion Cooling Debunked

What You Need to Know about Liquid Immersion Cooling

After having come across several articles that clearly set out to spread myths about Liquid Immersion Cooling and how difficult adoption, operation and maintenance can be, I would like to address these claims one by one and prove that they are untrue or are delivered with a false pretext. Often Direct Liquid Cooling refers to On-Chip Cooling and I fully understand the reservations people may have towards that specific technology.

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September 10, 2018

Think Global, Act Local

Submer(ging) into the Social Fabric

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We at Submer HQ frequently have people drop by to meet with the team, to hear the Submer Story firsthand and to visit our Immersion Cooling Showroom. On the 4th of September 2018, we had a special visit from persons of local importance: Núria Marín i Martínez, the Mayor of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (the municipality of Barcelona where Submer is headquartered) and Rocío Rámirez, Councilor for Economic Development and Tourism.

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July 30, 2018

Submer Open Day

On Thursday 26th July 2018, we held our first Submer Open Day.

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A broad mix from the private and public sector (IT consultants, commercial partners, business strategists and academics) joined us in our office in Barcelona to get know our Company, learn about Immersion Cooling and to get up-close and personal with the SmartPod, our modular, highly-efficient, eco-friendly Immersion Cooling Solution.

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July 24, 2018

How to Calculate the PUE of a Data Center

The importance of PUE

Cooling, air conditioning and energy for computing (most likely in that order) are the key factors that determine ongoing energy costs in every Data Center. This hardware is not only expensive to run but also expensive to purchase (not to mention UPS, generators, the building itself, lighting etc.) and makes it very expensive to build a new data center or to refit an old data center or repurpose an existing property. With traditional air-cooled data centers, maintaining low levels of humidity and temperature (not to mention the not so obvious benefits of liquid immersion cooling) is extremely important to ensure correct operation of the IT-Hardware.

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July 5, 2018

Submer & CERN: A Strategic Collaboration Agreement

Submer’s SmartPod brings high-density computing and immersion cooling to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research.

Barcelona, Spain, July 5th 2018.

Submer Technologies, leading Immersion Cooling Cleantech is delighted to announce a collaboration with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. CERN is one of the of the most important laboratories for particle physics in the world, located on the French-Swiss border, with its headquarters in Geneva.

The SmartPod, the cutting-edge Immersion Cooling solution by Submer, will be installed and tested at the LHCb (Large Hadron Collider beauty) experiment, one of the seven particle physics detector experiments collecting data at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) accelerator at CERN. In particular, LHCb is an experiment set up to explore what happened after the Big Bang that allowed matter to survive and build the Universe we inhabit today.

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