The LSS 200 can reduce data centre cooling costs by 80% or more and deliver a 40% or more decrease in overall electricity costs
London, UK – 31st January, 2012 – Boston Limited announced today the UK availability of the world’s first patented server with total liquid submersion technology - the LSS 200. By regulating server temperature more effectively than any existing server, the LSS 200 reduces power consumption and costs, maximises floor space and decreases a data centres’ carbon footprint. Boston is the exclusive UK reseller of LSS 200 systems, manufactured by Hardcore Computer, Inc.
Unlike other servers that use costly and power-hungry air cooling, the LSS 200 is submerged in a dielectric liquid, Core Coolant™, that has 1350 times greater heat removal capacity than air. This negates the need for expensive air conditioning and air moving equipment to keep the whole data centre at an optimum temperature. When compared to traditional data centres, LSS can reduce energy costs of cooling by 80% or more, resulting in an overall cost savings potential of 40% or more.
As a result of the improved temperature regulation, LSS 200 systems deliver server performance enhancements that fit perfectly in demanding, high speed and performance-critical environments such as high frequency trading (HFT). The system is extremely durable, with the highest levels of reliability and performance, creating an ideal solution for running all quantitative applications, such as pre-trade analytics and trading model creation.
Chad Attlesey, President, Chief Technology Officer, and Founder of Hardcore Computer commented, “Regulating server temperatures has been an on-going challenge in data centres for many years, as it has a direct correlation with server power and performance. Traditional cooling solutions have proven very costly and their efficiency is limited, thus data centres are continually battling with escalating power consumption and associated costs. The total liquid submersion cooling technology in the LSS 200 is the most effective solution on the market.”
Manoj Nayee, Managing Director, Boston Ltd. added, “The LSS 200 is one of the most innovative data centre products available today and addresses the server performance demands of data centres – especially financial institutions. As one of the leading financial hubs in the world, the UK market will benefit immensely from the introduction of the LSS 200.”
Hardcore’s liquid submersion technology was recently evaluated by two major providers of technology to the financial services industry; Citihub and TIBCO. The independent test found that using a total liquid submersion-cooled Hardcore Computer system, in conjunction with TIBCO FTL, delivered a 34% improvement over previously published benchmarks for inter-process communications, with a latency of 237 nanoseconds at 4.2 million messages per second.
Donovan Ransome, head of e-trading and market data of Citihub said, “This record once again demonstrates Citihub and Hardcore’s low latency engineering capability. We have been improving and tuning milliseconds and microseconds from electronic trading applications for over a decade by combining the knowledge and experience of our consultants and engineers with close industry relationships with key innovators such as SuperMicro, Intel, Hardcore Computer and TIBCO.”
For further information please visit: www.boston.co.uk
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About Boston Ltd.
Founded in 1992 Boston Limited is uniquely placed with nearly 20 years of experience in the design, build, and test of high performance solutions to meet clients’ exact needs possessing the unique ability to ascertain the detailed requirements and then create a fully bespoke platform based on Supermicro hardware with customer branding, documentation and packaging. In addition to the technical expertise, Boston is able to offer global on-site warranty and a range of financial solutions including leasing. Boston has key offices in the UK, Germany and India. For further details visit www.boston.co.uk or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
About Hardcore Computer, Inc.
Hardcore Computer custom designs and manufactures top-tier, high-performance computer systems. These systems use patented liquid submersion cooling technology to remove the main barrier of electronics performance — heat. In addition to its high-performance gaming systems, workstations and servers, Hardcore’s liquid submersion technology is suitable for cooling a number of other technologies, such as electric power inverters, telecom and other electronics. For more information visit: www.hardcorecomputer.com
Citihub is a leading specialist IT consultancy focused on the financial services industry with offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. For more information visit: www.citihub.com
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. Whether its efficient claims or trade processing, cross-selling products based on real-time customer behavior, or averting a crisis before it happens, TIBCO provides companies the two-second advantageTM – the ability to capture the right information, at the right time, and act on it pre-emptively for a competitive advantage. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, deci2ions, processes, and applications in real time. For more information visit: www.tibco.com.
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