All in Liquid Cooling — Inspur Information Launches Full-Stack Liquid-Cooled Server Solutions
06 July 2022
Inspur Information is making cold-plate liquid cooling technology available to all products in its portfolio and is working with local partners to provide full-lifecycle liquid cooling solutions.
SAN JOSE, Calif.—July 6, 2022—Inspur Information, a leading IT infrastructure solutions provider, is rolling out full-stack liquid-cooled products, with cold plate liquid-cooling technology being available in all of its products including general-purpose servers, high-density servers, rack servers, and AI servers. This is another major step in Inspur Information's march towards being carbon neutral following its unveiling of Asia's largest development and manufacturing facility for liquid-cooled data centers.
As Green, low-carbon and sustainable development has become the international consensus, nearly 130 countries and regions around the world have set the goal of being carbon neutral. In 2022, with "All in Liquid-Cooling" incorporated into its strategy, Inspur Information has incorporated cold plate liquid-cooling technology into all of its products (general-purpose servers, high-density servers, rack servers, and AI servers), which can be fully customized for a diverse array of scenarios.
Inspur Information's liquid-cooled general-purpose servers are adaptable to a wide range of scenarios due to their high flexibility. NF5280M6 is a 2U general-purpose flagship product powered by third-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. Its superior configuration flexibility makes highly adaptable to workloads in the ten most typical usage scenarios. It is compatible with both air-cooled and liquid-cooled technologies. Cold-plate liquid-cooling technology reduces its power consumption for cooling by 80%, greatly improving reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS). With its liquid-cooling connectors supporting a variety of mainstream liquid-cooling devices of various specifications and standards, NF5280M6 allows the delivery of rack solutions while offering greater flexibility in decoupling from liquid-cooled racks. NF5260FM6 is an innovative general-purpose server designed for large data centers. Its hybrid air-liquid cooling system supports a liquid-cooling mode for high-power consumption modules, such as processors, and an air-cooling mode for low-power consumption modules, such as drives and I/O cards. This helps strike a perfect balance between performance, maintainability and cost-effectiveness, ensuring energy efficiency, and reducing data center TCO.
To respond to the demand of large data centers for higher cooling efficiency and lower energy consumption, Inspur Information developed the liquid-cooled rack server ORS3000S based on its experience in open-computing rack servers. Powered by cool-plate liquid cooling technology, it increases cooling efficiency by 50%. It features a centralized power supply design with N+N redundancy, allowing power for multiple nodes, and ensuring the highest power supply efficiency at all times thanks to dynamic power balancing and optimization technology. Compared to products that use a distributed power supply, it has a 10% higher overall efficiency. It also supports integrated deployment of computing, storage, and networking modules. It also enables efficient maintenance and deployment, shortening the delivery cycle by 5-10 times. The product has been deployed on a large scale in JD Cloud data centers, providing computing power for online shopping festivals with increased performance of 34%–56%, lower PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), and reduced carbon emissions.
Universities and research institutes, which play a leading role in scientific research, have been actively promoting the development and application of AI. Building the ultra-high computing power required for AI and accelerating its implementation for research is a major priority. To satisfy the demands of applications such as simulation and R&D, Inspur Information launched several liquid-cooled high-density servers. The i24LM6 server supports 4 dual-socket nodes in a 2U space, and provides computing power of 447.5 TFLOPS in a single rack. It can operate stably and maintain high performance for an extended period of time. It can adapt to various environments, including those with high temperatures and high altitude, and provides exceptional cooling performance for CPUs with high power consumption. With warm-water cooling technology and a CPU+VR+DIMM liquid-cooling plate, it has a PUE below 1.1, which significantly reduces cooling costs. It also supports a removable air-liquid CDU to allow easy deployment. The liquid-cooled rack is also integrated with an intelligent monitoring system that sends alerts when a leakage is detected so early action can be taken.
In addition, Inspur Information launched liquid-cooled AI servers to cater to the diverse demands for computing power in the AI field. NF5688LM6 supports eight NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs with NVIDIA NVLink technology to deliver maximum GPU computing power. It comes with 13 PCIe expansion slots to provide industry-leading PCIe expandability for the training of massive AI models. Moreover, the modular design of the CPU and GPU cold plates improves ease of installation and maintenance.
NF5498LA5 is the industry's first liquid-cooled AI server designed for open accelerated computing. It supports OAM-compliant accelerators from multiple manufacturers and has a PUE as low as 1.1. The high-bandwidth fully-connected topological structure enables the direct interaction between any two OAMs and provides peer-to-peer bandwidth of up to 896 GB/s.
Driving the industrialization of liquid cooling and providing end-to-end services for one-stop intelligent manufacturing
Inspur Information works with local partners to deliver the best end-to-end liquid cooling solutions, covering the entire lifecycle from design and consultation to product customization, delivery and deployment. This remains true for a variety of complex needs in data center construction, whether it is building a new modular liquid-cooled data center or a prefabricated liquid-cooled data center, or renovating existing air-cooled or liquid-cooled data centers.
Inspur Information also built Asia's largest development and manufacturing facility for liquid-cooled data centers to drive the large-scale application and industrialization of liquid cooling technology. The facility, which is dedicated to the design, manufacturing and testing of liquid-cooled servers uses intelligent manufacturing that covers the entire process from R&D to testing, manufacturing, quality control, and delivery. With an annual capacity of 100,000 servers, the facility is the first in the industry to achieve mass delivery of liquid-cooled rack servers with a total delivery cycle of 5-7 days, helping data centers reduce their PUE to below 1.1.
In its journey to build green data centers, Inspur Information goes beyond developing energy-saving servers to deliver complete energy-saving solutions for data centers by pushing the limits in the industrial chain, not just in technologies. One-stop intelligent manufacturing of liquid-cooled products paves the way for Inspur Information to develop liquid-cooled complete system solutions and projects.
About Inspur Information
Inspur Information is a leading provider of data center infrastructure, cloud computing, and AI solutions. It is the world’s 2nd largest server manufacturer. Through engineering and innovation, Inspur Information delivers cutting-edge computing hardware design and extensive product offerings to address important technology sectors such as open computing, cloud data center, AI, and deep learning. Performance-optimized and purpose-built, our world-class solutions empower customers to tackle specific workloads and real-world challenges. To learn more, visit https://www.inspursystems.com.
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