Aqua Debut At US Super Computing Expo

Aqua Group is to make its debut at a world-leading super computer conference SC16 in Salt Lake City, USA, in November

The Fareham-based engineering firm’s Texas-based sister company, rack and Data Center Cooling specialist QCooling, will be exhibiting Aqua’s award-winning British technology alongside Silicon Valley IT client Nautilus Data Technologies at Super Computing 2016 (SC16).

Last year the companies signed a multi-million dollar contract to design, supply and in-stall the innovative cooling system on Nautilus’ ground-breaking waterborne floating data centre concept.

SC16 provides the perfect opportunity for the companies to showcase their innovative data centre storage solutions to the international super computing community and US markets, as both rear door coolers and the leak prevention system (LPS) will be on show at booth #4259.

Aqua Cooling’s LPS technology, which won a 2015 Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation, offers game-changing cooling systems to the international Data Centre market.

It provides the world’s highest liquid cooling rack-based solution, ideal both for new builds and retrofit, as well as hot spot removal. The system can be tailored to fit any rack and completely bespoke versions are available.

Central to the Aqua product offering is its unique and patented LPS, which enables clients to benefit from all the efficiency advantages of a water cooled system but with a 100 per cent leak free guarantee.

Mike West, Data Centre Projects Manager for Aqua Cooling, said: “We are delighted that QCooling is exhibiting with Nautilus at SC16. Our combined storage solutions are world-class and I believe that together we have one of the most innovative data centre storage offers available on the international market.

“This conference is the ideal showcase for our technology and will help build QCooling’s existing business in the US and beyond.”

Energy efficient solutions are at the heart of the Aqua ethos. Its rear door cooling system can use natural, renewable resources such as river, sea and bore-hole water. This feature was particularly attractive to Nautilus, whose prototype launched in the iconic San Francisco Bay – an area susceptible to drought. The system recycles river water by passing it through a heat exchanger to cool the data centre equipment and then returns 100 per cent pure water to the source.

SC16, billed as “The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis”, takes place in the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, from 14 to 17 November. QCooling and Nautilus will be in booth #4259.