Allied Control is a Hong Kong-based technology company that specializes in building immersion cooling systems for supercomputing and data center applications. Allied Control has won the prestigious Green Innovations Award; the head of Hong Kong government even recognized the company for innovation in finding environmentally friendly industry solutions.
BitFury, a leading Bitcoin infrastructure provider and Blockchain transaction processing company, recently acquired Allied Control with the intention of using the company’s immersion cooling technologies to help it reduce its energy footprint. Immersion cooled data center technology enables cloud data centers, supercomputers, and HPC applications to drastically save electricity and reduce water consumption.
Valery Vavilov BitFury CEO said:
“We take environmental concerns seriously. Our proprietary technology is highly energy efficient. We are committed to growing our transaction processing infrastructure with the smallest carbon footprint, continuing to rely solely on renewable energy sources.”
Data centers usually require not only a lot of electricity, but also a lot of water using evaporative cooling towers and water chillers.
Allied Control has developed its third generation immersion cooling system utilizing 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids to create energy-saving data center cooling systems for high-performance computing applications. With a PUE of less than 1.01, more than 99% of the electricity used for cooling can be saved even in hot and humid Asia while barely wasting any precious water.
About Allied Control
Allied Control builds award-winning immersion cooling systems and data center infrastructure to cool the world’s hottest supercomputers. The Hong Kong-based tech startup is known for its efficient systems. The company’s modular and containerized DataTank™ data centers allows inexpensive, efficient, and rapid deployment of infrastructure for the supercomputer, HPC, and cryptocurrency applications at unprecedented power densities. Allied Control’s innovative data center designs have recently won prestigious awards such as the Best Green ICT Award for Most Efficient Data Center and the DataCenterDynamics Award for “Future Thinking & Design Concept”.
In California, some companies have moved their data centers out of state, to colder climates. However, the key reason why many US companies and international internet giants like Alibaba are moving a considerable amount of their cloud data center operations to California is to utilize the high-tech talent pool and already existing infrastructure in and around Silicon Valley.
Kar-Wing Lau, VP of Operations at Allied Control commented:
“With California being in its fourth consecutive drought year and regulators proposing mandatory reduction of up to 35% in urban water consumption, Allied Control’s immersion cooling technology might offer an effective solution to cool down the many data centers serving the hungry and ever-growing demand of cloud services and other Silicon Valley applications. In our standard configuration, the closed loop cooling units do not use evaporative water towers, and as a result, the water usage effectiveness is close to zero (WUE <0.003 L/kWh).”
Compared to traditional cooling sources, Allied Control’s passive process apparently uses much less energy and consumes less water. Two-phase immersion cooling is up to 4000 times more efficient at removing heat from chips than air.
BitFury Group is one of the leading Bitcoin infrastructure providers and Blockchain transaction processing companies in the Bitcoin ecosystem. BitFury derives sustainable advantage through its custom-made application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), optimized to achieve the lowest power consumption. Now, with this move BitFury is most certainly aiming to deliver the world’s most energy efficient mining datacenters.
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