HPC Containerised Data Centre

Supporting the growth of HPC Computing using Containerised Data Centres

The HPC Containerised data centre is a flexible, transportable housing solution for the latest in HPC (high performance computing) equipment as well as lower density server equipment ideal for Edge Computing. The container has been designed with rapid deployment strategies in mind and is easily stacked to enable quick scale ups.  It provides a low total cost of ownership solution for the low latency infrastructure critical to edge computing, which is being driven by digital innovations such as driverless cars, gaming, and 5G.

The container uses low energy direct fresh air cooling supported by a system of EC fans, EU4 filtration and CREC air mixing. This provides consistent temperatures to equipment which reduces failures. The filtration reduces contaminants harming the servers while the direct air cooling provides an efficient, green alternative to refrigerant based systems.

Such techniques have been refined over the last 10 years working with innovative clients such as BT, Hydro66, Talk Talk and ETIX Blockchain.  With end users developing pioneering strategies in an ever-smaller world, the integrity of the container is not affected by the IT modifications, meaning it retains its ISO shipping credentials. Data processing can be physically moved to different countries/regions, where it is cheaper, closer or safer.

Extensive testing has led to a patented racking system that can be redesigned and redeployed – future proofing for changes in server technology. Bespoke design doesn’t stop there. EcoCooling offer a number of options which can be specified by the client such as absolute RAL colour matching and logo application.

Specifications

  • 12ft ISO certified tunnel shipping container
  • Plug & Play solution including power distribution and network switches
  • Nominal airflow = 15m3s = around 250kW of cooling at a ∆T = 12.5°C
  • Direct fresh air-cooling system with optional partial or complete adiabatic cooling
  • EU4 supply filtration
  • Typical deployment 162 x 1.4kW ASICs
    • 230kW
  • Typical cost $200,000/MW
    • Not including external power distribution and transformer

More information and images of the containerised data centre can be found here. Contact us to organise a visit to our manufacturing facility to see an example container up and running.