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With SC14 almost behind us, I would like to share a few technical details of what we are currently up to, and how this will eventually lead to a true scalable and efficient Exascale immersion cooling platform for high performance computing (HPC).

500kW in a Single 19-Inch Rack

What if I told you we took the complete 500kW Immersion-2 facility, all 20 racks and 60 tanks of it, reduced and simplified the mechanical structure further, and put all of it into a single 500kW rack? What if I'd continue, mentioning we take six of them and install them into a 40' container data center that we can ship all over the world here inexpensive hydro electricity is available in abundance? That's where we are at today and we are by no means finished.

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Since 2013 everyone and his dog knows about Bitcoin. And because one of our clients is the Bitcoin mining company ASICMiner, we've been hearing about it several times a day recently. In fact, we can't even think of any single working day without having a conversation or two about Bitcoin during the past year. We have also received calls from people at CNN and the New York Times because they thought we were the Bitcoin miners.

Here is a link to CNN's story: Inside Hong Kong's biggest Bitcoin mine

To set the record straight, we are (unfortunately) just the people who build the cooling system and provide the infrastructure, we do not produce the Bitcoins! We would probably have bought an island in the caribbean by now if we were in fact mining all those coins.

On a more serious note, NASDQ.com has a short list of famous companies that are now accepting Bitcoins: Overstock.com, Tigerdirect, Tesla, Virgin Galactic, PayPal, eBay, Wordpress, Reddit, Zynga, OkCupid and plenty of others are ready to take your coins.

Here is an infographic that explains how Bitcoins (and Bitcoin mining) works from a not-so-technical viewpoint.

 

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Hong Kong is one of the fastest-paced cities in the world. It has remained the world's freest economy since 1995, with low tax, no import and export restrictions, free trade and travel. Being located in the financial powerhouse and tech hub of Asia, we are well equipped to work on global projects. No matter how big, or small.

Hot & Humid

Most would consider Hong Kong's cramped living conditions, sky high property prices, and hazy skies as very challenging. When it comes to data centers, hot and humid climates are one of the biggest problems too. Hong Kong's power hungry infrastructure is a major disaster for the people's wallet and the environment. On the bright side, it's habitats like this that push companies to go the extra mile and make a change.