Asetek Named One Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies In 2012
The New Economy magazine names Asetek® one of the world’s top 40 most innovative companies of 2012. Asetek joins The New Economy Innovation 40 (i40) for its range of liquid cooling solutions that increase performance, density, and energy efficiency in data centers. The i40 recognizes organizations that represent the very highest levels of innovation and cutting-edge development in their respective fields. The i40 identifies Asetek as a company that will help to shape the future of business and technology in emerging and developed markets around the globe.
With the explosive growth of cloud computing, data center cooling is one of the world’s fastest-growing energy problems. Global data center electricity consumption is equivalent to 100 times the average annual energy production of the Hoover Dam and up to 50 percent of the energy consumed by data centers is just for cooling.
Among the innovations that Asetek has been recognized for is their RackCDU™ hot water liquid cooling for data centers. RackCDU is a hot water, direct-to-chip, data center liquid cooling system that enables cooling energy savings up to 80% and density increases of 2.5x when compared to modern air cooled data centers. RackCDU removes heat from CPUs, GPUs, memory modules and other hot spots within servers and takes it all the way out of the data center using liquid, where it can be cooled for free using outside ambient air, or recycled for building heat or hot-water.
“As cloud computing continues to grow so does the amount of wasted energy coming from data centers. Asetek’s proven and patented technology provides reduced energy costs and carbon emissions for data centers of all sizes, not just the handful of supercomputers that use it today,” said Andre Eriksen, Asetek’s CEO.
Asetek has more than 1.3 million computer liquid cooling systems in the market today, cooling computer workstation and gaming PCs and sold through major brand names like HP, Dell, Intel and AMD. In the past few months, RackCDU installations have been announced at multiple high-profile data centers, including the US Department of Defense. Cray, one of the biggest names in high-performance computing, launched the first product line featuring the system in November 2012.
Asetek is the world leading provider of energy efficient liquid cooling systems for data centers, servers, workstations, gaming and high performance PCs. Its products are used for reducing power and greenhouse emissions, lowering acoustic noise, and achieving maximum performance by leading OEMs and channel partners around the globe.
Asetek’s products are based upon its patented all-in-one liquid cooling technology with more than 1.3 million liquid cooling units deployed in the field. Founded in 2000, Asetek is headquartered in Denmark with offices in San Jose, California, China and Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.asetek.com.
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