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TMGcore’s OTTO promises to make liquid immersed-cooling easier and more efficient than ever

After weeks of teasing, which included partnerships with Jabil and Dell EMC, TMGcore has finally revealed its new data centre platform, dubbed OTTO. 

OTTO is something quite unique in the data centre market, offering an all-in-one solution for data centres that want to do minimal maintenance on their IT equipment. It’s a two-phase liquid immersion-cooled data centre platform that features a closed loop system, uses zero water, and is as compact as a large SUV. While a ‘large SUV’ doesn’t sound all that compact, for this kind of technology it’s pretty impressive.

We’ve seen liquid immersion-cooled data centre solutions quite a number of times before, in fact, there are countless solutions on the market from companies like Green Revolution Cooling and Submer, but TMGcore’s solution is a little different. It’s all completely self-contained and packs in a dense array of servers for maximum performance. 

According to TMGcore, OTTO is about a tenth of the size of a traditional data centre, but can help clients cut operational costs by 80% while receiving ten times more processing power per square foot. It’s also incredibly easy to get started, as all a data centre operator needs to do is hook the OTTO up to power and network connections. 

“Data centre hardware manufacturers today are tasked with building technology capable of handling increasingly vast amounts of data processing while addressing challenges including uptime, environmental impact and operating costs associated with building and operating a large data centre – namely space and power constraints,” said John-David Enright, CEO of TMGcore. 

“We designed OTTO to address these major issues facing the industry. OTTO provides companies with a solution that is scalable, quick to market, secure and extremely energy efficient while remaining cost effective.”

Clients can select from four different OTTO platforms: OTTO 600kw, OTTO Edge 120M, OTTO Edge 60XS and OTTO O.T.E. 60XS. The largest model, OTTO 600kw, is only 160 square feet, which is about the size of a Chevrolet Suburban.

All OTTO models have lights out operations. They have fully automated server, PSU hot swapping and can be controlled either locally or remotely. Every platform is environment neutral, meaning OTTOs can fit into existing systems or can tie directly into a new facility. 

While the industry continues to debate about how they can get the most efficient use of their data centre, measured in PUE, OTTO is promising a plug-and-play solution for maximising a data centre’s efficiency. In fact, according to TMGcore for every megawatt of HPC compute done, OTTO systems only need 1.028 megawatts of energy, and boasts a PUE metric of 1.028. 

With OTTO making its debut at Supercomputing 2019 (SC19), attendees can see the technology in action at TMGcore booths 1981 and 1995. Additionally, attendees can schedule one-on-one demos to interact with OTTO and receive a made-to-order facility design fit for their organization.

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