Iceotope's KUL RAN: Sustainable telco edge cooling

The solution aims to reduce energy consumption by 40% based on Iceotope’s precision liquid cooling technology.
Iceotope has partnered with Intel and HPE to introduce KUL RAN, a sustainable data centre solution for telco and edge to reduce energy consumption

Iceotope delivers KUL RAN in partnership with Intel and Hewlett Packard Enterprise and is a sustainable, serviceable and scalable telco edge serve solution designed to reduce energy consumption. KUL RAN is an ultra-resilient and highly-energy efficient precision liquid cooled server solution which aims to address edge deployment challenges across the telco estate.

The solution aims to reduce energy consumption by 40% based on Iceotope’s precision liquid cooling technology. KUL RAN stands as a clear enabler for energy efficiency for telcos, aiming for game-changing reductions in power consumption and maintenance costs, in addition to maintaining or enhancing data centre density. 

Changing energy use in telco networks: 40% power saving

Key facts: The “Fit-and-Forget” telco edge server
  • 40% power saving
  • Near-100% of generated heat removed by precision liquid cooling
  • 0% water consumption as a result
  • 100% protection from thermal shock and dust with its IP67-rated enclosure

There are clear benefits to liquid cooling, as it harnesses the higher specific heat capacity of liquids, making them more efficient in dissipating heat.

Iceotope is a provider of precision immersion cooling technologies for data centre sites, ranging from hyperscale to the edge. Its high performance cooling solutions are designed to be holistic, while offering a more scalable and sustainable solution to conventional air cooling methods.

The company’s aim with KUL RAN is to bring data centre class computing to the far edge and help telco providers and their customers achieve net zero targets in the process. It is a new 19-inch short-depth rack form factor with HPE ProLiant DL110 servers and 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors optimised for high-density, low-latency edge, virtualised RAN, and 5G services. 

KUL RAN is also designed to meet the need for nearly complete reliable data processing installations, despite challenges like power constraints, service accessibility and local environment conditions. Iceotope has stated that it will help accelerate adoption by achieving reductions in power consumption and maintenance costs while maintaining or enhancing data centre density. 

With much of the power usage in telco networks coming from RAN sites, KUL RAN stands as a clear enabler for energy efficiency, expediting telcos’ path to net zero.

David Craig, CEO at Iceotope said: “Working in close collaboration with industry leaders Intel and HPE, Iceotope has delivered an innovative solution to the immediate challenges facing RAN network deployments. 

“In doing so, this partnership has enabled the rapid advancement of a host of 5G powered applications bringing data processing and content closer to the point of use in all industrial, commercial and consumer contexts.”

A very scalable telco edge solution

Through this new solution, customers stand to gain further power efficiencies in network and edge sites. With thousands of sites in remote locations, telco providers are continuously looking for ways to minimise on-site maintenance costs. With this in mind, KUL RAN has been created as a “fit and forget” solution, for reliable operations that do not require as many service visits. 

The solution also enhances server uptime in extreme conditions should supporting systems fail. In some instances, the deployment of KUL RAN means supporting environmental control systems do not need to deliver resiliency and save the operator both CapEx and OpEx costs as a result.

The modular design of KUL RAN is highly configurable and as a result will enable rapid scalability. Each unit can easily be dropped into place at any location, with the chassis providing all necessary functions for the server.

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