When developing its next-generation HPC server solutions, HPE worked closely with Asetek to define a plug and play HPC system that is integrated, installed, and serviced by HPE that serves as the ideal complement to HPE’s Gen10 Plus platform. With the resulting solution, HPE is able to maximize processor and interconnect performance by efficiently cooling high density computing clusters.
Lower power usage effectiveness with direct liquid cooling (DLC) in HPE Apollo systems. Asetek’s Direct Liquid Cooling Solution will be delivered in HPE Apollo Systems for increased power density and high wattage processing in data centers.
The HPE Apollo 2000 Gen10 Plus system with DLC is a plug-and-play system designed for the highest wattage CPUs, enabling increased power density and drastically lower overall energy usage—whether utilizing warm water or chill water systems.
Available in August 2020, the Apollo DLC consists of cold plate and tube running coolant over the components within the server and pulling the heat away from those components. A manifold runs the length of the rack to bring the coolant supply to the servers, with the hot water traveling to a coolant distribution unit (CDU) that is contained within the rack. The CDU then connects to the facility water, up to 32°C (89.6°F) and water return from the servers.
Image: DLC CPU cooling loops installed in the HPE ProLiant XL225n Gen10 Plus server
Image: Full-rack rendering of the HPE Apollo DLC solution