Immersion cooling specialist Asperitas supports the datacentre scale up of the Chartres site. The Asperitas technology, will enable the bank’s data centres to reduce their costs and environmental footprint, preparing for a future with more computer driven applications, with high density solutions required.
In 2018, a project with Asperitas was installed for Credit Agricole, the technology was validated and met their Tier 4 data centre and enterprise standards, qualifying for their datacentres. The project managed 40% of the bank workload in Chartres. The module was exposed to weather fluctuations, performing exceptionally. The next step of the project is to install multiple Asperitas modules in two datacentres, taking up 150 square meters of floor space.
Rolf Brink, Asperitas CEO says: “I am delighted that Crédit Agricole, has chosen Asperitas to support their scale-up. The simplicity of the AIC24 modules make it a solution, without having to change environmental infrastructure, this outcome enables Crédit Agricole’s next step in development. Having multiple modules on the French site will impact on their data centre performance, efficiency and sustainability.”
The AIC24 solution will meet the demand for high density compute on a system. It uses a natural convection driven fluid circulation. This approach enables immersion cooling to be both climate independent and fully heat reuse ready. Making use of the shell immersion cooling fluid, the solution is suitable for the most demanding data centres and allows for efficient cooling.
Sundeep Kamath, Global Marketing Manager for Process Oils at Shell adds: “We are excited with this success. Shell is committed to working with our partners to develop solutions. Data centres today consume 1% of global energy, this is expected to grow with exponential amounts of data generated. This solution offers – increased compute performance, lower costs, and lower CO2 footprint. Shell is deploying this technology for our own computing and are very happy to see a leading bank like Crédit Agricole choose this solution.”
Jean Buet, Senior Officer, Head of Datacentres, Crédit Agricole comments: “The solution provided by Asperitas allows us to increase the density of our data centre without major work. We can offer a high thermal density solution that meets both growing demand and new technological challenges. We have now decided to deploy this solution.”
The multiple module installation is scheduled for before the end of 2020, with Asperitas working alongside Dell Technologies to provide integrated compute solutions.