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August 1, 2019

Why the SmartPodX will turn the datacenter, HPC, and Hyperscale world on its head

Immersion Cooling Made Practical

Cooling is the single biggest challenge for datacenters, HPC Supercomputer applications, and Hyperscale deployments. In 2018, Submer came out of R&D and brought the SmartPod Immersion Cooling system to market — delivering unprecedented levels of compute efficiency to the datacenter.

  • Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratios of 1.03 or better – 25x to 30x more efficient
  • Compute densities exceeding 100 kW – 10x to 20x higher per rack footprint
  • IT Hardware lifespan increase of 20% to 50%

Meet the SmartPodX — The Good Gets Better

This week at the OCP Global Summit in San José, California, we are announcing the latest addition to our SmartPod lineup of hyper-efficient cooling systems — the SmartPodX. It has all the advantages of our previous SmartPods, but has been built to comply with Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications for High-Performance Computing (supercomputers) and Hyperscale environments.

  • It has a dedicated bus-bar for plug-and-play power supply.
  • It not only accommodates the OCP-compliant 21” devices, but also the standard 19” servers used in many commercial datacenters. One pod, total compliance.
The SmartPodX

Among other things, these innovations will take compute densities and extreme power efficiencies to a broader market and allow for the creation of the world’s first GREEN supercomputers.

But we didn’t stop there.

Continuous Innovation Is in Our DNA

The SmartPodX brings two additional innovations to market at the same time.

“Cool-Swap” — A Cool Idea Whose Time Has Come

When an engineer replaces drives — or even entire servers — without interrupting operations it’s called a “hot swap.” The SmartPodX is the first immersion cooling system to place the Cooling Distribution Unit (CDU) inside the fluid as a modular component. This is important because the CDU becomes quickly replaceable if needed without interrupting the servers at all. Think of it as a ”cool-swap.”

An Elevated Solution — the SmartLift

The SmartPodX is built to seamlessly integrate with our SmartLift server lift. And it’s going to change the immersion cooling landscape.

The SmartLift runs on a dedicated rail system along the front of your entire SmartPod installation — allowing engineers and techs to easily access computers and servers for replacement or maintenance. It also works with the innovative CDU. There is just nothing else like it on the market today.

These two new innovations will bring immediate benefits today and set the stage for automated systems, self-healing data centers, and the new age of edge and remote computing environments to come.

Changing the World, One Data Center at a Time

We couldn’t be more excited. We believe that our digital world can be safer, more efficient, less expensive, and more environmentally friendly. Submer Technologies is solving the biggest problems of datacenter, supercomputer, hyperscale, and Edge applications to make that future possible. The SmartPod Immersion Cooling System is the first step on that journey.

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come. And remember to share this article with your friends and other computing professions to help us spread the word.