Cooling startup rises from a ashes
The Sheffield association was bought by a try capital-backed consortium including Peter Hopton, a strange obvious holder, during a finish of final year for a 7 figure sum and a initial product was launched during CeBit in March. The association changed into new offices in a Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham final week alongside Rolls Royce, Arrow Technical Services and Dornier Tools. Sheffield City is environment adult an Enterprise section alongside a park to inspire some-more high tech start-ups to pierce in.
With Iceotope servers, a processor cards are totally encapsulated in 3M’s Novec liquid, an dead and environmentally sound coolant, and all rubbish feverishness generated from a servers is used to passively siphon a coolant by a complement by enlivening a state of ultra-convection, stealing a need for fans, chillers and airflow.
“With a information centre attention flourishing by 12% any year, information centre providers are struggling to keep adult with direct for aloft potency and aloft density, while gripping energy expenditure and costs to a minimum, pronounced Hopton, now CTO of a new Iceotope. “Iceotope’s singular record can assistance information centre providers to save half of all altogether electricity costs compared to an normal information centre.”
The complement can cold an whole 20kW shelve with a siphon immoderate only 70W, since some air-cooled servers enclose fans rated during 200W or some-more per shelf, says Hopton. The association worked with a University of Leeds on a thermal modelling of a liquid.
“It is time that efforts were focused on a potency of inner cooling of information systems in information centres,” pronounced Jon Summers, comparison techer and researcher during a Institute of Thermofluids during Leeds University, who has been instrumental in a investigate into Iceotope’s new system. “Using atmosphere is an easy engineering option, though positively not efficient. Therefore a use glass encapsulation of a wiring in a Iceotope complement offers an superb engineering resolution with a clear potency gain.”
“According to IDC, approximately 40 percent of today’s information centre costs are power-related, however, by 2015, this figure will surpass 50 percent,” pronounced Hopton. “In sequence to try to fight these sharpening costs, many companies are looking to extreme measures to urge their cooling efficiency, such as relocating their information centres to a Arctic Circle. Iceotope record creates this pierce obsolete, as this singular glass cooling record allows full time giveaway cooling everywhere on a globe. Liquid cooling has safely been used for decades in information centres, Iceotope offers a subsequent era in glass cooling to server operators.”
Iceotope glass cooled cabinets have a list cost of £19,995, that includes prohibited barter surplus pump/heat exchangers and 6 Iceotope procedure centres prepared to residence a sum of 48 modules. Server modules start from a list cost of £3,995 for a entirely configured server with dual 6-core Intel Xeon ‘Romley’ E5 Processors, 64GB RAM, 40Gb Infiniband and high continuation SSD Storage.
Hopton is famous for pitching his immature IT technologies on a TV programme Dragons’ Den. Despite being incited down by a Dragons when he pitched his association VeryPC, Hopton successfully cumulative investment for Iceotope – creatively a VeryPC spin off – permitting him to take over as CTO of Iceotope while apropos a Executive Chairman during VeryPC.