The Lenovo NeXtScale M5 System is a 6U, 12 node bay enclosure that addresses the increasing data and computing challenges of the data center by delivering dense performance across a variety of functions - including compute, I/O, storage, and acceleration. Each 1U full-wide NeXtScale nx360 M5 Compute Tray (two nodes) will provide dedicated liquid cooling to four Intel Xeon E5-2500 v4 series processors, VR, Memory and IO cards. The solution uses warm water to cool critical components, eliminating the need for chillers that provide significant operational and capital expenditure savings for the data centre. This impressive solution enables 2x the density of standard 1U rack systems, with space for up to 84 servers per rack, perfect for installations with space constraints.
A sample of the factory installed cooling system will be showcased by CoolIT Systems (booth #1210) and Lenovo (booth #1020) at the ISC High Performance 2016 event in Frankfurt from June 20-22.
By integrating the CoolIT Systems DCLC custom solution, Lenovo NeXtScale M5 will enable even greater performance, efficiency, density and flexibility for its customers data centres. Providing a readily available OEM server system complete with robust liquid cooling will allow Lenovo's customers to reduce integration time and money spent on third party cooling hardware, while ensuring compliance with warranty terms.
"With the new NeXtScale M5, we are in our 4th generation of our Warm Water Cooling architectures since pioneering the concept in early 2012", stated Brian Connors VP, Next Generation IT & Business Development, Data Center Group at Lenovo. "As the leader in warm water cooling technology, we are proud to partner with CoolIT Systems to continue driving innovations that save clients CAPEX and OPEX costs while improving reliability of critical components through optimized cooling of the entire system."
"As data centre demands continue to rise globally, Lenovo is leading the effort in providing its customers with highly efficient, flexible and easily serviced factory installed liquid cooled servers", stated Geoff Lyon, CEO & CTO at CoolIT Systems. "CoolIT Systems is proud to support this effort with its patented Direct Contact Liquid Cooling technology and anticipates further success from the innovative partnership."
The liquid cooled NeXtScale M5 System will be available in August, 2016.