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With exponential growth in IT demand, providers and consumers of data center infrastructure and services face increasing pressure to become more efficient for cost and environmental reasons. Data center operators have learned that the goal of decreasing their carbon footprint is aligned with increasing profitability.

 

We began with the premise that a virus is infecting and multiplying within the data center:  power-hungry, loud, heat-generating servers and other IT appliances.  As data center computing density continues to advance, patients are getting sicker.  Data center designers and facilities managers are tasked like ER doctors with keeping patients’ fevers down to acceptable levels, but they cannot directly attack the virus.

To effectively cure the patient, we brought together an international team with expertise in material science, electrical engineering, IT hardware development, and data center design. Xyber’s passive cooling technology is seamlessly integrated within the IT hardware and can extend throughout the data center physical plant, effectively mitigating the patient’s fever.  This solution effectively addresses heat capacities, power efficiencies, and design requirements for both standard enterprise hardware and HPC solutions within the most challenging environments.

Our engineering team spent thousands of man-hours running simulations, creating early alpha-one prototypes and continuously testing to failure in order improve efficiency with each new generation. Once the desired efficiencies were achieved, we built multiple alpha-two prototypes and tested them to failure, generating terabytes of data that the team spent months analyzing to optimize design efficiencies. Then we sent beta-one prototypes to one of the largest independent test labs in North America, where over the span of six months they tested our systems to failure for validation and certification. The lab validated our performance results and certified the systems for UL, FCC, CSA, and CE. With the necessary validation, we created a simulated data center environment to test beta-two prototypes in multiple real world scenarios, which were further validated by real world testing results in beta customer test environments. We explicitly directed beta customers to push the limits and test our systems to failure. No customer has been able to achieve system failure.